delo.conf - configuration file for delo
This file, by default /etc/delo.conf, is read by the boot loader
installer ’/sbin/delo’ and is used by the loader itself to read its
It might look as follows:
# boot device
# bootable kernel images:
append="root=/dev/hda2 console=ttyS0 initrd=/initrd.img"
This defines the boot device where the primary boot block will
be written to.
This tells delo the label of the menu entry. This is a top-
level option, the following two must come after a label, and
they will be associated with it. The label can be passed as a
commandline parameter to the loader to specify which
configuration should be booted with the following syntax (by
default the first label is used):
<partition_number>/<label> param=value param=value ...
This results in a boot command like:
boot 3/rz0 1/linux-2.4 console=ttyS3
With this token, you can tell delo where to find the actual
You can use this token to pass options to the kernel, like the
root device, or the system console. One special append option
evaluated by delo is the initrd parameter. You can specify a
path to a gzipped initrd image which is preloaded and provided
to the kernel. This requires a kernel with support for the
rd_start and rd_size kernel parameters (see t-rex(1) for further
information). The Debian kernel-image packages support this,
upstream kernels might need a patch.
Manpage written by
Gergely Nagy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thiemo Seufer <email@example.com>
Karsten Merker <firstname.lastname@example.org>