Chapter 28. Boot Options
linux optionat the
boot:prompt on a system that displays a graphical boot screen, press the Esc key while the graphical boot screen is displayed.
linux option1 option2 option3
28.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
- display resolution
- interface type
- Installation method
- network settings
28.1.1. Specifying the Language
langoption. Use the
keymapoption to configure the correct keyboard layout.
gridentify the Greek language and the Greek keyboard layout:
linux lang=el_GR keymap=gr
28.1.2. Configuring the Interface
resolution=settingas a boot option. For example, to set the display resolution to 1024×768, enter:
display=ip:0to allow remote display forwarding. In this command, ip should be replaced with the IP address of the system on which you want the display to appear.
xhost +remotehostname, where remotehostname is the name of the host from which you are running the original display. Using the command
xhost +remotehostnamelimits access to the remote display terminal and does not allow access from anyone or any system not specifically authorized for remote access.
28.1.3. Updating anaconda
rhupdates/on the server.
rhupdatesdirectory should only contain anaconda updates. The installation may fail if you add other files (such as errata RPMs) or if you place too much content in the directory.
28.1.4. Specifying the Installation Method
askmethodoption to display additional menus that enable you to specify the installation method and network settings. You may also configure the installation method and network settings at the
boot:prompt, use the
repooption. Refer to Table 28.1, “Installation methods” for the supported installation methods.
Table 28.1. Installation methods
|Installation method||Option format|
|DVD drive|| |
|Hard Drive|| |
|HTTP Server|| |
|HTTPS Server|| |
|FTP Server|| |
|NFS Server|| |
|ISO images on an NFS Server|| |
28.1.5. Specifying the Network Settings
boot:prompt as follows:
- The system's IP address.
- The system's netmask.
- The IP address of the network gateway.
- The IP address of the DNS server.
- The network device to use with these settings.
- The name you wish to assign to the network device, followed by the device's MAC address.
- The virtual LAN ID number (802.1q tag) for the specified network device.
- The delay after which the network will be considered active. If you use this option, the system will wait after bringing up network interfaces until either the gateway is successfully pinged, or until the amount of seconds specified in this parameter passes. This is useful for some NICs which may report that a link is available before it actually is, causing any operations which require network access (such as Kickstart file downloads) to fail. Maximum value of this parameter is 30 as defined by NetworkManager; specifying a value higher than 30 will cause the option to be ignored.
eth0. The interface is named
primary, and the system will wait for 5 seconds or until it can successfully ping the gateway before continuing:
linux ip=192.168.1.10 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1 dns=192.168.1.3 ksdevice=eth0 ifname=primary:01:23:45:67:89:ab nicdelay=5
boot:prompt, these settings are used for the installation process and the Networking Devices and Configure TCP/IP dialogs do not appear.
126.96.36.199. Configuring a Bonded Interface
bondoption. Name the bonded interface, specify which network connections will be bonded, and list any additional options in the following format: