how to pass kernel command parameters?

Tom Rini trini at
Wed Jan 21 10:02:01 EST 2004

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 03:27:38PM -0500, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:

> I have a Brightstar box with an MPC823, booting under 2.4.21 at the
> moment. But at the "Linux/PPC load:" line I have to enter a rather
> long string of parameters (IP numbers etc), I guess due to the boot
> ROM code that's part of this little Brightstar device.
> What is the proper way to automate the passing of these parameters?
> I'm gathering that all ppc kernel boots have this line to stop at,
> but the passing of parameters to it is automated.
> Should I be constructing a custom ram disk that contains the info? If
> so, what's a good resource about making ram disks and how to do this?
> If not, how is one supposed to do it? I don't suppose one should be
> hard-coding misc-simple.c or misc-embedded.c... ?

All that is needed, via your favorite config target is:
CONFIG_CMDLINE="everything to pass in"

Tom Rini

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