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Puppy Boot Parameters

Here is a list of the parameters/arguments you can set, note these don't apply to early versions of Puppy especially pre Puppy2.
Parameters are passed to Puppy in one of two ways. Either from type an option if Puppy in booting in 'live' mode, or via the bootloader.

Specifies the subdirectory in which the kernel is located in on the boot partition. If not specified init will look in / and /boot , I'm not sure which order. As of puppy 3.00 this parameter also restricts the boot search for existing pup_save files only pup_saves inside this directory will used. This can be used to allow multiple puppy installation on the same partition to be used without risk of using the wrong one in error. example: psubdir=boot/puppy216

Specific boot device by media type.
Omitting parameter usually results in Puppy correctly detecting boot media.
Otherwise manually specify the boot media and interface using one of the following:
usbflash usbhd usbcd ideflash idehd idecd idezip satahd satacd scsihd. This would be where USB, IDE, SATA, SCSI are the accepted interfaces and flash memory, hard drive, CD/DVD drive, ZIP drive are the accepted drives.
Example- PMEDIA=idehd.
(Applies to Puppy 2.x and later).

Specifics boot device by partition, for example-


If using multiple pfix options, separate them with a comma, e.g. pfix=rdsh,usbcard

Controls what file is loaded as BaseSfs. Specify full path and filename, for example

Add nopcmcia if you don't want the PCMCIA (PC card) drivers and card ~manager to be started during the boot process.

The keyboard layout for a country. Default is "us". Choices are: be br cf de dk es fi fr gr hu it jp no pl ru se uk us See Barry's recent blog post for more on this.

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