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====Puppy Boot Parameters====
These are parameters or arguments that control how Puppy Linux boots up. Where they are specified depends on if and how Puppy is installed.


==Booting from a CD==
If booting from CD/DVD then the parameters are set at the prompt shown before Puppy boots. Usually, if no key is pressed after 5 seconds then Puppy will load with default settings. Example: ##puppy pkeys=us##

==Booting from a USB installation==
The parameters are set in the 'syslinux.cfg' file, example:
Example: ##default vmlinuz initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash##

==Frugal Installation==
With frugal installation the parameters are set by one of the [[BootLoaders Boot Loader's]] files. [[GRUB]]and [[GRUBforDOS]] use the 'menu.1st' file.
title Puppy Linux 525
rootnotify (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy525
initrd (hd0,0)/initrd.gz

==Full Installation==
"...Pfix=nox doesn't work in full install because the code that interprets this only exists in initrd.gz, and full-install doesn't use initrd.gz. (In fact, all other puppy boot parameters will not work in full install)"
[[ see forum]]

==Other Boot Loaders==
Read the documentation included with other boot loaders for where to include these parameters. The parameters are case-sensitive, so ensure it's exactly as shown. Additionally, vmlinuz is the filename of the kernel image that one would need to specify when using a boot loader. See the **isolinux.cfg** & **boot.msg** files in the CD image (.ISO) or on the CD/DVD for a little more on each version's normal boot options.

==More Information==
~-[[BootParametersPuppy]] - parameters relating to Puppy
~-[[BootParametersGeneral]] - parameters relating to Linux and its kernel
~-[[BootParametersPuppy1]] - parameters used in the Puppy 1
~-[[BootTimes Boot Times]]

==Related Pages==
~[[PuppyState How to find the Puppy State]]

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