Amithlon under Virtualbox tweak

***Bonus tweak

It was mentioned to me that adding crusoe to the init string will allow Amithlon to boot in Virtualbox without the need to time a key press.  I’ve tested and it does appear to function.

kern310 init=/linuxrc console_level=0 root=/dev/ram0 mem=512M initrd=smallird.gz vga=769 ramdisk_size=2310 cachesize=65536 leavepages=5200 video=dovesa crusoe

The “crusoe” option was used in testing with the Transmeta CPU, Crusoe, and isn’t needed for Amithlon machines using an AMD or Intel CPU.   However, for whatever reason, it makes Amithlon boot under Virtualbox without needing to wait for the proper timing of pressing a key to continue the boot processs.

** It was recently discovered that the better approach would be to use a keyword of ‘nosleep’ instead of ‘crusoe’.  Both give the same results but ‘nosleep’ is designed to bypass the interrupt it appears Amithlon is waiting on a response from, which doesn’t occur under the Virtualbox environment.

kern310 init=/linuxrc console_level=0 root=/dev/ram0 mem=512M initrd=smallird.gz vga=769 ramdisk_size=2310 cachesize=65536 leavepages=5200 video=dovesa nosleep

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