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Old 06-17-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Boot Debain ISO from Grub?


How can I run a Debain ISO from a USB using GRUB4DOS like Boot Multiple ISO from USB (MultiBoot USB)? This way I can keep several install disks on one USB key.

This entry didn't work:
title Debian live
find --set-root /debian-504-amd64-CD-1.iso
map /debian-504-amd64-CD-1.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz hostname=debian persistent
initrd /casper/initrd.img
boot


Any ideas on how to boot from a Debain ISO?
 
Old 06-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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boot Debain ISO from GRUB4DOS

The GRUB4DOS for a standard AMD ISO file is:

title Debian Live CD
find --set-root /debian-live-504-amd64-standard.iso
map /debian-live-504-amd64-standard.iso (hd32)
map --hook
chainloader (hd32)


This would work with most linux iso files, by just changing the name of the file and changing the title to display the name you would like.

I just figured this out by trial and error.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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Defrag the ISO

Now I am getting an error message that says:
Error 60: File for drive emulation must be in one contiguous disk area

If this happens remember to defrag the ISO or try changing the mapping.
 
  


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