To begin an installation or upgrade with the most common options, simply wait 60 seconds or hit [Enter].
- Install or upgrade an existing system
Do a basic install or upgrade. Try this option first
- Install system with basic video driver
Do a basic install or upgrade, but use the basic (vesa) video driver. Use this if you are having video card problems.
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img xdriver=vesa nomodeset
- Rescue installed system
Boot into a text based rescue mode shell. If you already have linux installed on the machine, this will attempt to mount the drives for you.
Note: The rescue image is on the boot.iso (network install) image as well as the normal DVD's. When it asks you where the rescue image is, you can select "Local CD/DVD".
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img rescue
- Boot from local drive
Don't do any install, just boot off the local drive.
- Memory test
Run memtest to check the memory of your computer
Boot command line options
This is also where you can pass options to the installation program to make it perform differently.
Options should be passed by hitting [Tab] and then typing in the option at the end of the line.
Then hit [Enter] to boot with those options.
Some of the most common options passed to the installer on this screen is
Documentation on common boot options.
Additional boot options.
Fedora's full list of boot options. Note: SL6 might not have all of these options.
Last modified 2011-03-03 03:07 PM