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Old 07-12-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Question Grub Help (not what you think! It is not a Newbie qesution)

Can You make grub boot a CD? Not make a grub boot cd to install but in the list of things to boot into on the grub list, is there a way to add an option to make grub boot a CD in a CD or DVD drive? If there is such a thing, would you mind telling me how to do it? Thank you very much!!!!
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A good question. The cdrom device doesn't show up in the grub shell as one of the devices. Maybe if you added it to /boot/grub/ you would be able to have an entry resembling the chainloading entry for windows. However, a cdrom doesn't have a drive like mbr unless you produced a cdrom image of a hard drive.

Normally this should all be unnecessary, because you should be able to boot up to cdrom before grub anyway. Just make sure the cdrom is before the hard drive in the BIOS boot sequence.

(hd1)       /dev/sda
(hd0)       /dev/hda
(hd2)       /dev/hdc
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Thanks, I was just wondering because Acronis has something called an OS selector. The neat thing about it is that it can boot from anything thing it detects (ie. DVD/CD USB Floppy Linux Windows, that sort of stuff) and if GRUB was able to do that, then it would be the free version of Acronis's OS selector. Oh well, Thanks for the reply though!


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