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Old 06-30-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Grub, isolinux, and syslinux questions??


OK, trying to finish my latest cd/usb and I'm making it so you can make either a grub-bootable iso or a isolinux-bootable iso using scripts

Now, I am trying to get the grub4dos menu.lst to return to the isolinux/syslinux menu and no mattere what I try it either freks out or doesn't work.

here is grub4dos menu.lst

Code:
Pretty colours
color black/red white/blue 

title ------------------------- ( BootHD ) -------------------------

root (cd)

title <<<<-------Back to Main Menu
root (cd)
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

title Boot Windows NT/2K/XP NTLDR on partition #1 of first hard drive!

chainloader --edx=0x0080 (hd0,0)/ntldr
The only entry that matters is the "Back to Main Menu" entry,
I didn't include the rest,
I can get it to go back to menu.lst, but need it to go to isolinux.cfg!

here is isolinux.cfg entry

Code:
LABEL Boot GRUB4DOS
menu label Boot GRUB bootloader!
KERNEL /boot/grub4dos/grub.exe
APPEND --config-file=(cd)/boot/grub4dos/menu.lst
so, I can get to the grub4dos menu.lst, but can't return to isolinux.cfg!
I tried a number of things
any ideas?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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OK, I out up some screenshots of my new "Official Multidistro.com Rescue/Install CD/USB"
which has
tinycore/microcore 2.1 with testdisk, photorec, partimage, etc
browserpuppy4.7 with gparted and xfprot anti-virus
Anvir Anti-virus livecd/usb
PartedMagic newest
Clonezilla newest
Netbootcd-3.1.1 netinstalls EVERY major distro
Plop bootmanager
grub4dos & other tools like windows password breaker, etc

Comes with scripts to make a grub iso, isolinux iso, syslinux usb, grub usb too
all in one pkg!

screenshots of isolinux iso with sub-menu's
( http://multidistro.com/shots/scrnshots.html )

screenshots of grub iso here, each submenu has different grub splash and more in grub folder!
( http://multidistro.com/tinycore-shots/tc-scrnshots.html )

So, I still can't figure out my original question above, but I'll keep trying...
 
Old 11-20-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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Hi, so have you finally succeed to switch from grub => isolinux and from isolinux => grub from a livecd?

I'd be interested in a solution too but I think it's not possible :-(

The only think I have come up is a tool to transform a isolinux file menu to a grub file menu: isol2grub

Cheers,


Nicolas.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #4
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That's a wonderful little script I didn't know of
http://live-developers.sourceforge.net/tools/isol2grub/
Thank you for that info

Here's a script in return
http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/

Now, I'm working on it now and think I may have it

I can easily go from a isolinux/syslinux menu to a grub menu.lst
But, now I'm figuring out how to go from grub menu.lst back to a isolinux/extlinux/syslinux .cfg
I'll update you as I go
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #5
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To go back to ISOLINUX CD/DVD form G4D

G4D menu.lst entry

title CD/DVD
rootnoverify (cd)
chainloader (cd)

title HARDDISK
chainloader (hd0)+1
 
  


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