Additional parameters that can be applied prior to booting Linux kernel
This article applies to:
- Acronis Bootable Media. See also Standalone Version of Acronis Software.
The following parameters can be used to load Linux kernel with specific options. When specifying multiple parameters, separate them with spaces.
Disables ACPI which may help with a particular hardware configuration.
Disables APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) which may help with a particular hardware configuration.
Disables USB modules loading.
Disables USB 2.0 support. USB 1.1 devices still work with this option. This options allows to use some USB drives in USB 1.1 mode, if they do not work in USB 2.0 mode.
This parameter is enabled by default and the startup messages are not displayed. Deleting it will result in the startup messages being displayed as the Linux kernel is loaded and the command shell being offered prior to running the very Acronis program.
Disables DMA for all IDE disk drives. Prevents kernel from freezing on some hardware.
Disables FireWire (IEEE1394) support.
Disables PCMCIA hardware detection.
Disables mouse support.
- [module name]=off
Disables the module (e.g. sata_sis=off).
Forces to use PCI BIOS, not access the hardware device directly. For instance, if the machine has a non-standard PCI host bridge.
Disallows use of PCI BIOS, only direct hardware access methods are allowed. For instance, if you experience crashes upon boot-up, probably caused by the BIOS.
Uses PCI BIOS calls to get the interrupt routing table. These calls are known to be buggy on several machines and they hang the machine when used, but on other computers it is the only way to get the interrupt routing table. Try this option, if the kernel is unable to allocate IRQs or discover secondary PCI buses on your motherboard.
For general description and a complete list of kernel parameters see Kernel Parameters.