Bug#52073: Problem installing the Operating System Kernel and Modules
severity 52073 wishlist
retitle 52073 [documentation, i386] indicate that boot args must be 'linux <arg>...'
"Darryl Röthering" <email@example.com> writes:
> Please ignore my last email. I suffered from email-itis (an inflamation of
> the email due to too many in the hopper). You are absolutely correct, I
> apparently have an inverted DCL (I would love to know what that is if time
> permits you to provide me with a clue).
I would suggest simply checking out the Thinkpad or Linux site or
searching with google for more info. Just a non-standard indicator of
disk change, AFAIK. I wonder how Windows deals with this...
> I would suggest that the F1 help and the install.txt be changed to indicate
> that the parm is 'linux floppy=thinkpad' rather than 'floppy=thinkpad.' I
> was unable to intuit the addition of 'linux' from thin air.
>From the install manual, chapter on booting from the rescue disk:
Information on boot parameters which might be useful can be found by
pressing <em>F4</em> and <em>F5</em>. If you add any parameters to
the boot command line, be sure to type the boot method (the default is
<tt>linux</tt>) and a space before the first parameter (e.g.,
<tt>linux floppy=thinkpad</tt>). If you simply press &enterkey;,
that's the same as typing <tt>linux</tt> without any special
I agree the F# info could be better. I'm changing this bug to be a
request for that.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>