Knoppix Cheatcodes

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:

Cheatcode Usage Example: knoppix lang=de desktop=gnome


KNOPPIX V8.x Cheatcodes and their functions:


knoppix lang=ch|cn|de|da|es|fr|it|nl|pl|ru|sk|tr|tw|us

specify language

knoppix keyboard=us xkeyboard=us

specify keyboard

adriane

Start blind-friendly, talking desktop

debug

Debug boot process step-by-step

expert

Interactive setup for experts

knoppix

Knoppix w/ 32bit Kernel

knoppix64

Knoppix w/ 64bit Kernel

knoppix 2

Runlevel 2, Textmode only

knoppix init=/bin/bash

Start bash as process 1 instead of init

Use different keyboard (text/X)

knoppix utc

Use Universal Time

knoppix tz=Europe/Berlin

Use this timezone for TZ (default: tz=localtime)

knoppix ide1=reset

Try this if knoppix can't find the CD/DVD drive on old computers

knoppix no{apic,lapic,acpi,apm}

Skip parts of HW-detection (1)

knoppix no{hwsetup,udev,dhcp,fstab}

Skip parts of HW-detection (2)

knoppix no{pcmcia,sound,swap}

Skip parts of HW-detection (3)

knoppix nousb

Skip parts of HW-detection (4)

knoppix nolapic

Disable local APIC (differs from noapic)

knoppix noideraid

Disable IDE-Raiddisk detection

knoppix pnpbios=off

No PnP Bios initialization

knoppix acpi=off

Disable ACPI Bios completely

knoppix acpi=noirq

Disable ACPI IRC routing only

knoppix acpi=force

FORCE ACPI Bios initialization

knoppix noacpid

Do not start ACPI even daemon

failsafe

Boot with (almost) no HW-detection

knoppix pci=irqmask=0x0e98

Try this, if PS/2 mouse doesn't work *)

knoppix pci=bios

Workaround for bad PCI controllers

knoppix ide2=0x180 nopcmcia

Boot from PCMCIA-CD-Rom (some notebooks)

knoppix mem=512M

Specify Memory size in MByte

knoppix wheelmouse

Enable IMPS/2 protocol for wheelmice

knoppix nowheelmouse

Force plain PS/2 protocol for PS/2-mouse

knoppix desktop=kde|gnome|icewm

Use specified WM instead of LXDE (1)

knoppix desktop=fluxbox|openbox

Use specified WM instead of LXDE (2)

knoppix desktop=larswm|evilwm|twm

Use specified WM instead of LXDE (3)

knoppix no3d

Don't use compiz 3d fuctions

knoppix 3d

Try compiz

knoppix screen=1280×1024

Use specified Screen resolution for X

knoppix hsync=95

Use 95 kHz horizontal X refresh rate

knoppix vsync=60

Use 60 Hz vertical refresh rate for X

knoppix xmodule=fbdev|vesa|svga

Use specified Xorg-Module (1)

knoppix xmodule=nouveau|radeon

Use specified Xorg-Module (2)

knoppix xmodule=intel|vmware|s3

Use specified Xorg-Module (3)

knoppix norandr

Disable Xorg RandR feature (may be useful if wrong resolution was detected)

knoppix noddc

Don't query monitor for resoution

knoppix nocomposite

Don't use Xorg Composite extension

knoppix vga=normal

No-framebuffer mode, but X

knoppix nodrm

Don't load graphics acceleration modules

knoppix nofb

Don't load framebuffer modules

knoppix nomodeset

Don't use Kernel Mode Settings for X

fb1280x1024

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (1)

fb1024x768

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (2)

fb800x600

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (3)

fb640x480

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (4)

knoppix nonetworkmanager

Don't start network manager

knoppix toram

Copy to RAM and run from there

knoppix tohd=/dev/sda1

Copy to Harddisk and run from there

knoppix fromhd=/dev/sda1

Boot from previously copied CD-Image

knoppix bootfrom=/dev/sda1/KNX.iso

Access image, boot from ISO-Image. ***)

knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX

Directory to search for on the CD.

knoppix knoppix_name=KNOPPIX

Cloop-File to search for on the CD.

knoppix noswap

Don't use existing swap partitions

knoppix nozram

Don't use zram compressed swap-in-ram

knoppix forensic

Don't use swap and mount read-only

knoppix secure

Disable root access

knoppix mkimage

Create persistent image as needed

knoppix noimage

Ignore persistent image or partition

knoppix image

Use persistent image even in VM

knoppix nfsdir=hostip:path

Use nfsdir as /mnt-system for TS client

knoppix hostname=name

Set TS client hostname

knoppix hostname=auto-mac

Set TS client hostname from MAC address

knoppix hostname=auto-clock

Set TS client hostname from clock

knoppix noeject

Do NOT eject CD after halt

knoppix noprompt

Do NOT prompt to remove the CD

knoppix testcd|testdvd

Check live medium for defects

knoppix splash

Use splash.ppm in initrd as boot pic

knoppix trace

create an open() trace in /open.trace


Older KNOPPIX Cheatcodes and their functions:


knoppix lang=ch|cn|de|da|es|fr|it

specify language/keyboard

knoppix lang=nl|pl|ru|sk|tr|tw|us

specify language/keyboard

knoppix gmt

Use GMT-based time

knoppix tz=Europe/Berlin

Use this timezone for TZ

knoppix desktop=fluxbox|gnome|icewm

Use specified WM instead of KDE (1)

knoppix desktop=kde|lg3d|larswm

Use specified WM instead of KDE (2)

knoppix desktop=openbox|twm

Use specified WM instead of KDE (3)

knoppix desktop=wmaker|xfce|xfce4

Use specified WM instead of KDE (4)

knoppix screen=1280×1024

Use specified Screen resolution for X

knoppix xvrefresh=60 (or vsync=60)

Use 60 Hz vertical refresh rate for X

knoppix xhrefresh=80 (or hsync=80)

Use 80 kHz horizontal refresh rate for X

knoppix xserver=XFree86|XF86_SVGA

Use specified X-Server

knoppix xmodule=ati|fbdev|i810|mga

Use specified XFree4-Module (1)

knoppix xmodule=nv|radeon|savage|s3

Use specified XFree4-Module (2)

knoppix xmodule=radeon|svga|i810

Use specified XFree4-Module (3)

knoppix 2

Runlevel 2, Textmode only

knoppix floppyconfig

Run "knoppix.sh" from a floppy

knoppix myconf=/dev/sda1

Run "knoppix.sh" from a partition

knoppix myconf=scan (or config=scan)

Try to find "knoppix.sh" automatically

knoppix home=/mnt/sda1/knoppix.img

Mount loopback file as /home/knoppix

knoppix home=scan

Automatic search for knoppix homedir

knoppix no{apic,agp,apm,audio,ddc}

Skip parts of HW-detection (1)

knoppix no{dhcp,fstab,firewire}

Skip parts of HW-detection (2)

knoppix no{pcmcia,scsi,swap,udev}

Skip parts of HW-detection (3)

knoppix nousb

Skip parts of HW-detection (4)

knoppix nousb2

Disable USB 2.x extension

knoppix noideraid

Disable IDE-Raiddisk detection

knoppix pnpbios=off

No PnP Bios initialization

knoppix acpi=off

Disable ACPI Bios completely

knoppix acpi=force

FORCE ACPI Bios initialization

failsafe

Boot with (almost) no HW-detection

knoppix pci=irqmask=0x0e98

Try this, if PS/2 mouse doesn't work *)

knoppix pci=bios

Workaround for bad PCI controllers

knoppix ide2=0x180 nopcmcia

Boot from PCMCIA-CD-Rom (some notebooks)

knoppix mem=128M

Specify Memory size in MByte

knoppix dma

Enable DMA accelleration for ALL IDE-Drives

knoppix noeject

Do NOT eject CD after halt

knoppix noprompt

Do NOT prompt to remove the CD

knoppix vga=normal

No-framebuffer mode, but X

knoppix blind

Start Braille-Terminal (no X)

knoppix brltty=type,port,table

Parameters for Braille device

knoppix wheelmouse

Enable IMPS/2 protocol for wheelmice

knoppix nowheelmouse

Force plain PS/2 protocol for PS/2-mouse

fb1280x1024

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (1)

fb1024x768

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (2)

fb800x600

Use fixed framebuffer graphics (3)

knoppix keyboard=us xkeyboard=us

Use different keyboard (text/X)

knoppix splash

Boot with fancy background splashscreen + animations + progress bar

knoppix toram

Copy CD to RAM and run from there

knoppix tohd=/dev/hda1

Copy CD to HD partition and run from there

knoppix fromhd

Skip checking for Knoppix on CD-ROM

knoppix fromhd=/dev/hda1

Boot from previously copied CD-Image

knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hda1

Access Image then boot from previously copied CD-Image (enables booting from NTFS / ReiserFS)

knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hda1/KNX.iso

Access image, boot from ISO-Image

knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX

Directory to search for on the CD

knoppix knoppix_name=KNOPPIX

Cloop-File to search for on the CD

knoppix testcd

Check CD data integrity and md5sums

expert

Interactive setup for experts

debug

Debug boot process

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