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17.2.4 linux

Command: linux file …

Load a Linux kernel image from file. The rest of the line is passed verbatim as the kernel command-line. Any initrd must be reloaded after using this command (see initrd).

On x86 systems, the kernel will be booted using the 32-bit boot protocol. Note that this means that the ‘vga=’ boot option will not work; if you want to set a special video mode, you will need to use GRUB commands such as ‘set gfxpayload=1024x768’ or ‘set gfxpayload=keep’ (to keep the same mode as used in GRUB) instead. GRUB can automatically detect some uses of ‘vga=’ and translate them to appropriate settings of ‘gfxpayload’. The linux16 command (see linux16) avoids this restriction.