Advanced Boot loader Options
The default boot options are adequate for most situations. The
installation program writes the GRUB
boot loader in the
master boot record (MBR
overwriting any existing boot loader.
Tto keep your current boot loader in the MBR, use
the advanced settings to place GRUB in
the first sector of the partition holding the Linux root file
You may also need the advanced options if your
BIOS enumerates your disk devices differently
than Fedora Core expects. On a few systems, Fedora Core may not configure the
disk drive geometry for large disks correctly because of a broken
BIOS. To work around this problem, mark the
Force LBA32 checkbox.
The Linux kernel usually auto-detects its environment correctly,
and no additional kernel parameters are needed. However, you may provide
any needed kernel parameter using the advanced boot
For a partial list of the kernel command line parameters, type
the following command in a terminal window:
bootparam. For a comprehensive and authoritative
list, refer to the documentation provided in the kernel sources.
To alter any of these settings, mark the Configure
advanced boot loader options checkbox. Select
Next and the menu shown in Figure 7.5, “Advanced Boot Options” appears.
Fedora Core displays the following advanced boot options menu
only if the advanced configuration checkbox
described above has been selected.
Figure 7.5. Advanced Boot Options