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Old 05-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Boot an MS-DOS image from grub2


Hi, I think this should be interesting

I know how to load disc images on grub2
but.. when I load msdos iso (a bootable cd image) i dont know to continue :C

seems grub2 have different syntaxis than grub

maybe grub2 isnt capable to boot msdos? :?

thank you all
 
Old 05-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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maybe msdos cannot handle those partitions.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...OS_002fWindows

I assume this is what you need.

I think I'd be tempted to chain to some other loader or older grub or maybe grub4dos.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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For booting DOS you can use the MEMDISK module from Syslinux, just use it as kernel and your image as initrd, should work fine. I have never tried it with DOS-CDs, only with floppy images, so no guarantee that it will work, but at least worth a try.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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very interesting and helpfull
thanks pan64,jefro and tobisgd
 
  


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