[CentOS] CentOS 8 boot command line

Stephen John Smoogen

smooge at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 20:47:36 UTC 2019

On Mon, 18 Nov 2019 at 15:22, Jerry Geis <jerry.geis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ip=<mac-address-of-eth0>
> Thanks for the information.
> What "insanity". Take a perfectly good syntax and muck it up like that. The
> developer that "lost" backward compatibility for that mess needs a couple
> more drinks or something.

The problem I think was that the syntax was one which worked for one
OS and the dracut is meant to work for all Linuxes.. so they worked
out a set of items which worked for Debian, SuSE, Mandrake, Fedora.
The syntax change I think landed in Fedora right after RHEL-6 and was
in RHEL-7 from the beginning. As the web page goes over, there are
several different syntaxes which can be used for different

[At this point i have been having to hack that syntax for 7 years so I
have a severe case of Stockholm syndrome.]

Stephen J Smoogen.

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