Grub Configuration in Lucid

Amichai Rotman amichai at
Fri Oct 1 15:08:44 UTC 2010

Actually, I am trying to boot Windows XP Installation CD. I guess I'd give
you'all the complete picture:

I once slipstreamed my Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and made an ISO of it.
I'd like to use this ISO to boot into the Windows XP Installation and
install Windows to an SD card connected to one of the USBs.

I'd like to use it as a Live Windows XP  - only as a last resort kinda thing
- mainly to backup and update my Nokia Smartphones, sadly all I have tried
didn't work.

I really don't want to use that other OS - so I want to pop the SD card in
my Asus Eee PC 1000HA Netbook only if it's absolutely necessary.



Amichai Rotman

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On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 16:53, Goh Lip <g.lip at> wrote:

> On Friday 01,October,2010 10:22 PM, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > My desktop runs Ubuntu Lucid. I want to add an item to the Grub menu to
> > boot from an ISO image. Here is my dpkg output for Grub:
> >
> > $ dpkg -l |grep grub
> > ii  grub-common                           1.98-1ubuntu7
> >                    GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (common files)
> > ii  grub-pc                               1.98-1ubuntu7
> >                    GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
> >
> > Is it possible to use this version to boot an ISO?
> > I think I read once that Lucid comes with GRUB2 installed...
> >
> > Should I install the grub2 package?
> >
> > Also, can someone direct me to a resource to configure the Grub in Lucid
> > to boot an ISO image?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> Yes, grub2 lets you boot an iso file, but how the menu entry is written
> depends on the livecd iso itself. For example, Ubuntu uses casper and
> others, like gmrl and rescuecd uses others. You need to check their boot
> methods by "mount -o loop xxxxx" first to check this out.
> Also casper lets you keep changes in setting and installed applications
> by using 'persistent' and casper-rw.
> Regards - Goh Lip
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