4.3.3. Additional Boot Options

4.3.3. Additional Boot Options

While it is easiest to boot using a CD-ROM and perform a graphical installation, sometimes there are installation scenarios where booting in a different manner may be needed. This section discusses additional boot options available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

For Itanium users:

To pass options to the boot loader on an Itanium system, enter the following at the EFI Shell prompt:

elilo linux option

For x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 users:

To pass options to the boot loader on an x86, AMD64, or Intel® 64 system, use the instructions as provided in the boot loader option samples below.


Refer to Chapter 8, Additional Boot Options for Intel® and AMD Systems for additional boot options not covered in this section.

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