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Old 10-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Iso boot of Bodhi on grub4dos NTFS internal HDD Success

Took me a year or so. And not me doing it either. I just edited
what somebody else suggested. That one did not boot but my edited
version do boot on my computer. looks like this:

title Bodhi Linux using iso boot of Bodhi_1.2.1.iso
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /bodhi_1.2.1.iso
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/bodhi_1.2.1.iso quiet splash --
initrd /casper/initrd.gz
Big surprise. I have used many many other suggested boot codes but this was the only version that booted on my computer so if you want
to use Bodhi and not have need for doing partition and full install then you can add this code to the grub4dos menu.lst

So you download the latest version and place it on C:/ or root as it is named in Linux. /mnt/home/ rather.

Then you extract the sub dir folder named casper and preseed and isolinux but I am not sure if that one really is needed. Test to not have it and add later if needed.

You maybe also need the ubuntu file that is there. Maybe it looks for it.

Anyway the biggest success is that Bodhi is very different.
It actually allow me to use leafpad to edit the meni.lst despite it
is on same ntfs that I boot from. Neither AntiX nor Archiso did allow that to happen although them booted and allow me to surf the internet.

So Bodhi is worth looking into if you like iso boot on ntfs.

Last edited by nooby; 10-18-2011 at 03:44 PM.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for that! We're getting on well with Bodhi now, this adds to the possibilities....
Old 10-21-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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And not only on Bodhi it seems to be working on all derivatives of Ubuntu but not on derivates of Debian or Mephis.

I've tested on AntiX and Crunchbang but none of them allow me to save on the hdd.

But that could be about different policies on if ntfs-3g should be included as default?

Maybe Bodhi and Ubuntu and Peppermint and Linux Mind Debian Edition all of them have ntfs-3g activated when one boot as a "live" session user while Crunchbang has not ?

Anyway I am very surprised that one can save changes. Seen from a strict "Real Linux"
multi user point of view that is a security risk is it not?

I trust that the next update in all of the Ubuntu derivates will ahve a patch that put a stop to this bug

Last edited by nooby; 10-21-2011 at 08:59 AM. Reason: bad spelling bad grammar typo things corrected


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