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Old 04-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #31
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On another note I think It's not possible but any way, can I boot the cd/dvd drive??
I don't know the answer to this one, however, why would you want to boot it though grub?
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #32
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I couldn't find anything positive on google. Why no reason, It was just think could it be usefull
Maybe for booting a live cd or installing, Make Grub complete
 
Old 04-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #33
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some iso's can be booted with grub2, I'll look up the entry tonight at home and post tomorrow for bootng an iso file
 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #34
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I have looked into that but as you said some, Others not the same and then unix, windows, hence the idea to boot a cd drive regardless of distro as I said it was only a thought to a complete grub.

As I move along different things in the system Ideas just pop into my head.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:46 AM   #35
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booting isos

I have been playing with multibooting from a usb flash drive with grub2 and grub4dos.
They both suggest they will boot iso files, however it is in development.
I had some success with grub2 booting *buntus and puppy, however as each distro packages differently into its compressed iso; it is hit and miss. The grub entry must be customised for each iso, I had more success with grub4dos booting the extracted isos. You have extract the iso to see where to direct the config file in most cases.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #36
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I know I can boot ISO,s as you mention, they are very dependent on the distro. More googling turns up nothing about being able to boot a cd/ dvd drive which is a shame I,m sure it would be useful, but it was only an idea. Looks like it still back to switching bios.
 
  


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