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Re: [multiboot] command-line format

From: Seth Goldberg
Subject: Re: [multiboot] command-line format
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:41:58 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (GSO 1167 2008-08-23)

Quoting Grégoire Sutre, who wrote the following on Fri, 15 Jan 2010:

Seth Goldberg wrote:

Solaris uses the first argument (and it is essential to the kernel loading process actually).

That's good to know, thanks. So the list of multiboot-compliant kernels that (are known to) assume a GRUB Legacy command-line format becomes: Xen, Solaris, NetBSD.

Does anybody know how Linux works with respect to this?

Linux doesn't use multiboot -- it has its own convention for passing information between the boot loader and the kernel.


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