Checking kernel parameter

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Mon Mar 3 19:14:32 UTC 2008

On Mon 03 Mar 2008 12:42:36 Nils Kassube wrote:
> squareyes wrote:
> > I want to try adding a parameter to the kernel, first time trying this,
> > would the following be correct ?
> >
> > to add    combined_mode=libata
> >
> > edit  /etc/modprobe.d/options  and add the above line.
> No, that file is meant for parameters to specific kernel modules. For 
> other kernel parameters use the file /boot/grub/menu.lst and look 
> for "defoptions". After the modification run the command "sudo 
> update-grub".

How about /etc/sysctl.conf? Some options can be passed there as well. Don't 
know if this is the case for the question.


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