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These are parameters or arguments that control how Puppy Linux boots up. Where they are specified depends on if and how Puppy is installed.
If booting from CD/DVD then the parameters are set at the prompt shown before Puppy boots. Usually, if no key is pressed after 5 seconds then Puppy will load with default settings. Example: puppy pkeys=us
The parameters are set in the 'syslinux.cfg' file, example:
Example: default vmlinuz initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash
With frugal installation the parameters are set by one of the Boot Loader's
use the 'menu.1st' file.
title Puppy Linux 525
kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy525
"...Pfix=nox doesn't work in full install because the code that interprets this only exists in initrd.gz, and full-install doesn't use initrd.gz. (In fact, all other puppy boot parameters will not work in full install)"
Read the documentation included with other boot loaders for where to include these parameters. The parameters are case-sensitive, so ensure it's exactly as shown. Additionally, vmlinuz is the filename of the kernel image that one would need to specify when using a boot loader. See the isolinux.cfg
files in the CD image (.ISO) or on the CD/DVD for a little more on each version's normal boot options.