As the German keyboard layout has some drawbacks when it comes to IT (box brackets, braces and backslash with modifier key) I started to use an Englisch layout. I have chosen the United Kingdom one since it has the same physical layout as the German, but an IT friendly mapping. Therefore I can use it also with German keyboards. A drawback of the UK Layout is the lack of German Umlauts.[read more]
When running debian on embedded devices like the ts119 flash-linux is used to flash the kernel and an initrd image to the devices flash memory. At some devices the kernel command line is statically defined by the manufacturer.
root@ts:~#cat /proc/cmdline console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/ram initrd=0xa00000,0x900000 ramdisk=32768