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This page will describe and offer a reference for all the command line arguments and settings available for colinux-daemon.exe --LarsOlson


NOTE: This wiki page is quite incomplete so far. Please contribute if you see something missing.

You can also see the colinux-daemon.txt shipped with your distribution or more recent file on SF, which has similar information regarding command line usage of coLinux.


Basic Syntax/Usage at the command prompt or in a batch file:

colinux-daemon.exe -argument something setting=something

OR

colinux-daemon.exe setting=something

OR

colinux-daemon.exe -argument something


Arguments:

[-c file]

example: -c default.colinux.xml
description: load your XML config file, usually in the colinux directory.
you can't mix XML config with command line settings., i.e don't try kernel= cofs0= with -c file.

[-a #]

Allows you to specify the instance of Coooperative Linux that you will be connecting to.

[-t consoletype]

Allows you to specify either the FLTK (default) or NT (-t nt) console to use on startup.

[--install-service servicename]

Allows you to install Cooperative Linux as a service. Also use the -c parameter to specify your configuration file when doing this. <servicename> is whatever you want it to be called.

[--remove-service servicename]

Allows you to remove the Cooperative Linux service.

[--install-drvier]

This command to install the driver portion of Cooperative Linux. BIG NOTE: This already happens during the installation of coLinux, on most cases you don't need to run it at all.

[--remove-driver]

This command will remove the driver portion of Cooperative Linux. BIG NOTE: This already happens during the uninstall of coLinux, on most cases you don't need to run it at all.



Command Line Settings:

[kernel=something]

example: kernel=vmlinux
description: set up your kernel

[cofs0=path]

example: cofs0=c:\
Description: set up your cofs drive
later, you can mount it by going....

[hda1=file.1gb]

example: hda1=Debian-3.0r2.ext3-mit-backports.1gb
description:

[cobd0=path]

example: cobd0=c:\coLinux\root_fs
description:

[networkcard=protocol]

example: eth0=tuntap

[mem=nnn]

example: mem=32
description: amount of memory for colinux to use.
This should be quite less than your total memory obviously.
Say you have a machine with 256MB of RAM. You might want to try mem=32 or mem=64

[root=linuxDevicePath]

example: root=/dev/cobd0

Full working examples:

At the windows command prompt:

 colinux-daemon kernel=vmlinux cobd0=root_fs.1gb root=/dev/cobd0 eth0=tuntap cofs0=c:\temp
Boots the kernel with a cofs device available to mount, and sets up your first NIC to use TAP/NAT communication, and sets up root.

Updated procedure for coLinux 0.6.3 Debian-3.0r2.ext3-mit-backports.1gb

 colinux-daemon kernel=vmlinux cobd0=Debian-3.0r2.ext3-mit-backports.1gb cofs0=c:\temp root=/dev/cobd0 eth0=slirp

You can make a batch file, once you find your settings to be satisfactory. This will make it easier to start coLinux.

See the page: CoLinuxBatchFiles which I started to help the ease of creating one. --LarsOlson


History:

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Added command line formating for "Full working examples"
Added Updated procedure for coLinux 0.6.3 Debian-3.0r2.ext3-mit-backports.1gb - 2006/04/07 <NicholasASchembri>


MassTranslated on Sun Apr 23 17:35:54 UTC 2006

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