Linux Articles listed under "USB Boot Cheatcodes"
Ubuntu Installer can not find my SATA drive: I recently experienced a problem installing Ubuntu on a particular computer. Ubuntu's Ubiquity Installer could not detect my SATA drive, although sudo fdisk -l found the drive just fine, and the drive also appeared in gparted. As it turns out, the SATA drive had left over raid configuration information that was telling the installer to skip the drive (as if it was unsupported). In the following tutorial, I will show you what I did to get Ubuntu to detect the SATA drive, so that I could proceed and install Ubuntu.
PCLinuxOS Cheatcodes These PCLinuxOS cheat or boot codes allow you to override PCLinuxOS defaults by modifying the boot process to suite your specific needs. The codes can be used on their own as specified on the syslinux initial boot command line or can be combined with more than one boot code option listed below.
Cheatcodes for SLAX Booting parameters or cheatcodes, are used to manipulate the booting process of Linux. Some of them are common for all Linux versions, others are specific to SLAX only. You can use cheatcodes to enable or disable specific hardware detection, to start SLAX from a harddisk or other media, to skip the login prompt and start GUI, etc.
Knoppix Cheatcodes Here is a complete list of almost every available Cheatcode option for KNOPPIX. Cheatcodes enable you to modify the boot parameters and are used to pass options to KNOPPIX which help get it working on difficult hardware. Any of the Cheatcodes in the following list, can be combined to work at boot from the SYSLINUX bootprompt: