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Old 07-26-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question Booting off ISO image GRUB/LILO?

Is there a way to boot a Linux distribution off an ISO image via GRUB or LILO? I need to build a system where I can push new versions of a distribution out onto a larger number of systems, and it would be ideal if the distributions were contained in an ISO image. That way, you could drop a new image on a system, reboot and you'd be running a new version of the distro.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
Old 07-26-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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Neither Grub nor Lilo support the iso9660 filesystem, and therefore cannot boot from that filesystem.


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