GRUB question.

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Fri Aug 8 09:00:52 UTC 2008

2008/8/8 Jonas Norlander <jonorland at>:
> 2008/8/8 Giorgos Kostopoulos <giorgos67 at>:
>> Hi! :-)
>> I just installed kubuntu and I have a question.
>> GRUB set entries for launching kubuntu and windows.
>> I added myself an entry, for booting from the floppy (fd0).
>> Is there any possibility for adding a similar entry for booting from CD
>> (without rebooting)?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Really nice to find you! :-)
>> Giorgos.
> Interesting idea and i see how it can be useful sometimes if you for
> example has disable the CD boot option i BIOS.
> I Googled and found it's possible to do with some help of syslinux. I
> have not tested it yet but check this links for more info and how to
> do it.
> / Jonas

Did a quick test and this is how i installed it:
sudo apt-get install syslinux sbm
sudo cp /usr/lib/syslinux/memdisk /boot/
sudo vim /boot/grub/menu.lst

And adding this entry. Remember to change (hd0,4) to your root.
title           Smart Boot Manager
root            (hd0,4)
kernel          /boot/memdisk
initrd          /boot/sbm.img

Grub is starting fine and choosing SBM give me a new menu with several
devices to boot from but i don't see my DVD. I think i could be that
SBM cant boot from a SATA DVD.

/ Jonas

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