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Re: Multiboot(8) command-line format/parsing

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 08:42:53PM +0100, Grégoire Sutre wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 06:33:34PM +0100, Grégoire Sutre wrote:
> >>This started with the fact that, in GRUB 2, the command-line passed
> >>to the kernel does not contain the kernel itself, i.e. with the
> >>command
> >>
> >>multiboot (hd0,1,a)/netbsd -z root=wd0a
> >
> >That sounds like a regression compared to the legacy version and
> >compared to what e.g. Xen is using internally. Both provide at least an
> >empty first argument, IIRC.
> What do you mean by an empty first argument?

But GRUB legacy and Xen provide a first argument with the intention of
it being skipped e.g. by Linux.


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