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The following cheatcodes are used to affect the booting process of SLAMPP.

Reboot your computer and wait several seconds until nice graphical SLAMPP logo appears. (It's there usually for less then 10 seconds only). You will see "boot: " prompt at that time, under the graphical logo (at the bottom of the screen). Start typing one of the following options immediately to be faster than the timeout, or press F1 for brief help.

slampp acpi=off
disable acpi support. This could fix booting on some broken machines which don't even boot SLAMPP and hangs imediately after loading vmlinuz

slampp nohotplug
disable almost all hardware autodetection in the case of hangups. Your hardware won't be detected at all, you'll have to use "pcimodules" command after logging into SLAMPP and you'll have to try to modprobe all needed modules from the list manually

slampp nopcmcia
skip pcmcia hardware detection in the case of hangups

slampp noagp
skip agp hardware detection in the case of hangups

slampp nodma
disable DMA for all CD-ROMs and disks

slampp nohd
don't mount any harddisks at all.

slampp nocd
don't search for SLAMPP CD, try only USB and other devices

slampp passwd=somepass
slampp passwd=ask
set root's password to "somepass", or ask (with =ask) for a new password during the boot, before starting SLAMPP (don't worry, the new password won't be shown at the login screen)

slampp toram
slampp copy2ram
copy all files (all required and optional modules) to RAM. You'll need at least 256MB of RAM to do this and boot SLAMPP properly. This will slow down the boot phase but it will speed up SLAMPP!

slampp floppy
enable floppy automounting during startup. This option also causes that settings saved by "configsave" command will be restored from the floppy diskette too.

slampp load=module
load optional modules from /optional/ directory on the CD. You can use full module name ( or you can skip the extension

slampp autoexec=startx
skip SLAMPP login prompt and automatically start X-Window system

slampp debug
enable debug mode, hit Ctrl+D to continue booting

test RAM with memtest (instead of starting SLAMPP)