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Re: passing kernel options [was Re: problem booting from sda...]

On Sat, Oct 07, 2000 at 08:56:23PM -0700, Indraneel Majumdar wrote:
> And one more thing:
> How do I pass options to the kernel? Now quik doesn't show me any 
> "LILO boot:" prompt for 30 seconds. The penguin is enabled by default and
> I miss the initial boot messages as well as any prompts which might have
> been there. Any settings to be make in quik.conf for prompt to appear
> (like prompt in lilo.conf)?

it IS displaying a boot: prompt like lilo does, that is what the
timeout=20 line in my quik.conf i sent to the list does.  

however, you cannot see it because OF is configured to display
everything on the serial port where your non-existent serial terminal
is attached.  as i mentioned before you can attempt to change the
output and input devices from the serial port to screen and keyboard
but it very likely won't work since many oldworld machines do not have
an OpenFirmware driver for the video hardware.

so if a serial terminal is not an option and your OF is not capable of
displaying to your screen then your only option is to add an append
line to your quik.conf:


rerun /sbin/quik, and reboot.  

Ethan Benson

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