[syslinux] order of APPEND and INITRD
aperlis at math.lsu.edu
Fri Mar 15 15:48:58 PDT 2013
Igor asked about APPEND:
> In other words: Can I break up a long line into multiple lines
> in 5.01 or 5.10pre now or is that still not supported?
I also wonder: can one control whether the INITRD parameter gets
prepended or appended? Right now it seems to be placed after APPEND
parameters, but might be more useful if it came first.
The Debian/Ubuntu installers will copy parameters after "--" in the
syslinux config into the grub.cfg to become permanent additional kernel
parameters for the final installed kernel. Since syslinux seems to place
the INITRD parameter *after* the APPEND parameters, you would end up
with a bogus initrd parameter on the installed kernel. Consequently the
Debian/Ubuntu installers don't seem to use INITRD at all and just have a
really long APPEND statement.
I recall seeing some discussion on this list of getting rid of INITRD,
but meanwhile, any harm in having its value precede that of APPEND on
the kernel parameter line? Then 'APPEND' would become true to its name!
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