[syslinux] syslinux append / command line problems kernel 2.4.19

Martin Kreiner martin at boich.de
Tue Jan 28 05:14:17 PST 2003


command-line parsing for kernels >= 2.4.19 doesn't work for me very 
well. i testet up to syslinux-2.01-pre3 and lines like

APPEND nfsroot= 

have no effect. bootmessage like:

zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line:
Initializing CPU#0

even passing the command line parameters at the syslinux boot prompt 
have no effect and do not reach the kernel. some keywords like vga=ask 
do work, but do not appear when doing a "cat /proc/cmdline".
whith kernel 2.4.18 everything works fine. i guess it's because of the 
changes in linux/init/*

hope to see a working patch soon


p.s. haven't tested newer kernels > 2.4.19, but i guess it will be the 
same problem

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