[CentOS] Re: no network kernel boot option

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Thu Oct 30 19:59:07 UTC 2008


Jerry Geis wrote:
...
> Thanks I was aware of those. however I was looking for a method on the 
> kernel
> boot line (as in I am installing and I dont want the network driver to 
> load).
> 
> I can accomplish this with noprobe  but then everything is gone.
> There are individual items like nousb nopcmcia and I was looking and 
> have not found
> one for nonetwork.

Closest kernel boot parameter seems to be the netdev= option.  Could 
perhaps use it with the dummy.ko device - don't know the details of how 
that would work.

See:
/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/Documentation/networking/net-modules.txt

Phil


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