GRUB question.

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 10:49:06 BST 2008


On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/8/8 Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com>:
>> 2008/8/8 Giorgos Kostopoulos <giorgos67 at gmail.com>:
>>> 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.
>>
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=168693
>> http://gentoo-wiki.com/GRUB/Chainloaded_CD-ROM
>> http://cutecomputer.wordpress.com/2006/10/10/boot-cdrom-through-grub/
>> http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~bernhard/grub-chain-cd.html
>>
>> / 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
> boot
>
> 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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If you want to master Grub look into the gentoo help sites and wiki
for that subject.

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