This article will walk you through various ways of managing the booting of your system.
By default, EFI installs will not show the boot menu and boot directly into Solus. By hitting space bar (repeatedly) during boot, the boot menu will appear (it may take a couple of goes to get the timing right).
Kernel parameters can be appended to boot via creating a file for
clr-boot-manager to use when updating kernels. For example, to add
nomodeset to boot options, you would create the file
/etc/kernel/cmdline (as sudo):
echo 'nomodeset' | sudo tee /etc/kernel/cmdline
The settings should be on one line with a space between them. You will need to run
sudo clr-boot-manager update for the options to be appended to boot.
The following command will set the timeout of the boot loader so that it appears by default.
sudo clr-boot-manager set-timeout 5 && sudo clr-boot-manager update
By default from
Solus 3, the ISO ships with the
linux-current kernel. The separate kernel branches can be added by installing the
linux-current packages. Note that each kernel has separate module packages, so if you use these kernel modules, you’ll need to install the one related to the kernel you are adding.
After successfully booting into a kernel from the
lts branches running
sudo clr-boot-manager update will make the booted kernel branch the default boot option going forward.