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Re: LILO append comand in GRUB

From: dman
Subject: Re: LILO append comand in GRUB
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 11:58:48 -0400
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On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 10:47:18PM +0200, roberto farina wrote:
| Hello to everybody,
| I'm not an expert , I just started to use Linux since few months ,
| so pls don't be "angry" with me for my poor question . 

If you were an expert, you would be answering instead of asking
questions :-).  (well, even non-experts answer questions too)

| The problem is that I love grub, but I was forced to substitute it
| because I'm not able to find the right way to do the following
| simple statement :
|    append="hdd=ide-scsi" 
| that with lilo I use to be able to use my ide cd writer.  How do it
| with GRUB? Pls let me know and I'll back to it.  

With LILO you specify certain parameters by explicitly naming them.
You don't actually write out the kernel command line.  Thus for other
parameters that lilo isn't aware of, there is the "append" catch-all

OTOH, with GRUB you actually write out the kernel command line
yourself so there is no need for such an option.  You simply put the
parameter at the end of the "kernel" line.  For example (from a
section in my menu.lst) :

kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.8-386 root=/dev/hda1  read-only 
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.8-386 apm=on devfs=mount

If I were using lilo, I would need to have

append="apm=on devfs=mount"

to get the same sort of effect.  (actually, I don't know how lilo
handles the initrd= thing so I might need to have that in the append


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