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.
Cheatcode usage Example: livecd xres=800×600 keyb=us
PCLinuxOS Cheatcodes and their functions:
Only boot the initrd, not the actual CD. This option is useful to LiveCD developers. livecd debug Prints useful information (for developers) from the various scripts while loading the LiveCD.
Override the default generation of the fstab
Valid options, combined with “,” are the following: auto or noauto and ro or rw.
For use with a USB memory stick/pen device when attached. Allows you to use the guest account to save and store settings.
Disable the ejection of the CD on shutdown (power-down) or reboot.
Disable the probing of SCSI devices at boot. Do not use this option when booting from a SCSI device since the boot will fail.
Disable the probing of USB devices at boot. Do not use this option when booting from a USB device since the boot will fail.
Disable the probing of PCMCVIA devices at boot.
Disable probing for network at boot.
Disable probing for soundcard at boot.
Specify the xdriver such as fbdev or nv
Specify the bitdepth for X
<depth> can be one of 8, 15, 16, 24 or 32.
Specify the resolution for X.
<res> can be one of 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024 or 1600×1400.
Don’t run the hardware detection script, booting with the default hardware configuration as stored on the LiveCD.
Use a different keyboard layout mapping from the one the LiveCD was built with. Valid values for mapping can be found in the first column of the following table:
am Armenian (typewriter)
am_old Armenian (old)
am_phonetic Armenian (phonetic)
az Azerbaidjani (latin)
be Belgian ben Bengali
bg Bulgarian (BDS)
bg_phonetic Bulgarian (phonetic)
br Brazilian (ABNT-2)
bs Bosnian by Belarusian
ch_de Swiss (German layout)
ch_fr Swiss (French layout)
cz Czech (QWERTZ)
cz_qwerty Czech (QWERTY)
de German de_nodeadkeys German (no dead keys)
dvorak Dvorak (US)
dvorak_no Dvorak (Norwegian)
dvorak_se Dvorak (Swedish)
ge_la Georgian (“Latin” layout)
ge_ru Georgian (“Russian” layout)
gr Greek gr_pl Greek (polytonic)
il_phonetic Israeli (Phonetic)
jp Japanese 106 keys
kr Korean keyboard
la Latin American
lt_b Lithuanian “number row” QWERTY
lt Lithuanian AZERTY (old)
lt_new Lithuanian AZERTY (new)
lt_p Lithuanian “phonetic” QWERTY
lv Latvian mal Malayalam
mk Macedonian mm Myanmar (Burmese)
mng Mongolian (cyrillic) mt Maltese (UK)
mt_us Maltese (US)
pl2 Polish (qwertz layout)
pl Polish (qwerty layout)
qc Canadian (Quebec)
ro2 Romanian (qwertz)
ro Romanian (qwerty)
ru_yawerty Russian (Phonetic)
sapmi Saami (norwegian)
sapmi_sefi Saami (swedish/finnish)
sk_qwerty Slovakian (QWERTY)
sk Slovakian (QWERTZ)
sr Serbian (cyrillic)
syr_p Syriac (phonetic)
th Thai keyboard
tj Tajik keyboard
tml Tamil (ISCII-layout)
tr_f Turkish (traditional “F” model)
tr_q Turkish (modern “Q” model)
tscii Tamil (Typewriter-layout)
uk UK keyboard
us_intl US keyboard (international)
us US keyboard uz Uzbek (cyrillic)
vn Vietnamese “numeric row” QWERTY
yu Yugoslavian (latin)
PCLinuxOS Cheatcodes published under USB Boot CheatCodes