LTSP - kernel command line

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 18:44:40 GMT 2006

On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 11:37:22AM +0200, Mike Miller wrote:
> I'm trying to build an LTSP system on top of dapper. My problem is
> that the kernel built (2.6.15-12-386) doesn't seem to understand the
> DPORT option. This is supposed to allow me to point the initrd to a
> different port for DHCP requests (since port 67 is used by my router,
> and doesn't understand the lines necessary to provide an NFS root
> directory). If I use an etherboot kernel, I see in the kernel debug
> that it is being passed properly (it reports it as part of the kernel
> command line), but the DHCP queries still go out on port 67, and are
> answered by my router.

Where is this option documented?  It would be very simple to add support for
it to initramfs-tools.  Please file a wishlist bug in Malone with details
about how it should work and what system it provides compatibility with.

 - mdz

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