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ac_kumar 12-28-2011 09:21 AM

grub boot virtual disk images
 
can grub boot virtual disk images.
i want to install os on a virtual disk and boot from it on real hardware.

jefro 12-28-2011 05:58 PM

That would be a neat trick. I guess it could be possible to work on grub to do that but no, it doesn't offer quite that much. grub is a boot loader for real installs. Throwing an emulator or ability to read a vm virtual filesystem into it is a bit of a trick.

Grub or at least grub4dos or grub24dos or such might be able to boot to a live cd if you set it all up correctly and a few other variables are OK.

It would be possible to convert your vm to a raw image and maybe boot it.


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