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GParted Live Boot Parameters

Kernel boot parameters are text strings which are interpreted by the system to change specific behaviors and enable or disable certain features. Different boot loaders use different config files for the boot parameters:
  1. For GParted live booting from CD on a MBR machine, isolinux is the boot loader. Therefore the config file is /isolinux/isolinux.cfg.
  2. For GParted live booting from USB flash drive on a MBR machine, syslinux is the boot loader. Therefore the config file is /syslinux/syslinux.cfg.
  3. For GParted live booting from PXE on a MBR machine, pxelinux is the boot loader. The config file is on the PXE server, and is configured by the system administrator. it could be something like /tftpboot/nbi_img/pxelinux.cfg/default, or different file.
  4. For GParted live booting from a uEFI machine, grub2 is used. Therefore the config file is /EFI/boot/grub.cfg.

GParted live is based on Debian live with GParted installed. Therefore there are 2 kinds of boot parameters:

  1. Boot parameters from Debian live-boot and live-config. You can refer to the manual of live-boot and manual of live-config.
  2. Boot parameters specially for GParted. All of them are named as "gl__*", they are: gl-debug, gl_numlk, gl_capslk, gl_batch.
    • gl-debug is for you to enter command line prompt before any GParted-related action is run. This is easier for you to debug.
    • gl_numlk, gl_capslk.
      To turn on or off the numberlock or capslock of keyboard. You can use "on" or "off", e.g. gl_numlk=on to turn on numberlock when booting.
    • gl_batch
      To enable batch mode, put it, then GParted live won't ask about X configuration during booting.
      e.g. gl_batch

Therefore if you want to assign the language and keyboard layout as German one, and let the system to automatically detect the X-window configuration, you can put the boot parameters as:
locales=de_DE.UTF-8 keyboard-layouts=de gl_batch

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