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Quirky: boot parameters

December 07, 2013 — BarryK
Quirky6 is using Syslinux as the boot manager, with a splash screen and a help screen. I have greatly simplified this, relative to Puppy Linux.

Quirky 5.99 has the default Puppy Linux screens inherited from the Woof-build.

My post-woof massaging has reduced to this just one help screen (previously there were two), invoked at bootup by pressing the <F2> key.

Furthermore, the boot options are reduced considerably.
Apart from the standard Linux kernel boot options, the special ones recognised by Quirky are now only two:

pfix=nox
pfix=fsck


These are self-explanatory:

The "nox" option is great for when you don't want to start X, perhaps to run the Xorg Wizard.

The "fsck" option performs a filesystem check of the f2fs partition. Except that this is a very early version of the utility and it does not yet do any actual repair. That should come though, as 'f2fs-tools' matures.

The scripts that I had to alter are /sbin/init and /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.

Tags: quirky, linux