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Old 10-30-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Boot iso on pen drive by grub installed on pen drive

I have a pen drive with grub installed.
With it i'm trying to boot the knoppix iso KNOPPIX_V5.1.1.iso wich is on the 4 partition of the pen drive...
Those are the partitions:
Dispositivo Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *           1           1        8001   83  Linux
/dev/sdc2               2         106      843412+  83  Linux
/dev/sdc3             107         200      755055   83  Linux
/dev/sdc4             201         976     6233220    b  W95 FAT32
I extract the folder /boot from the iso and i copied it in the same root where is KNOPPIX_V5.1.1.iso the list of file is:
boot KNOPPIX_V5.1.1.iso
I tried to configure grub menu.lst for booting from iso...but when i boot knoppix i always receive the error:
Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.
The grub's configuration is:
title		Knoppix 5.1.1
root		(hd0,3)
kernel		/boot/isolinux/linux ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=it apm=power-off vga=791 nomce quiet fromhd=/hda4/koppix.5.1.1.iso or even fromhd=scan config=scan home=scan ramdisk=32768 noprompt
initrd		/boot/isolinux/minirt.gz
I tried a lot of time and i think the error is in the grub's configration where i wrote fromhd=/hda4...because with hda knoppix search on my first hard disk but it must search for the pen drive...
I hope you can help me...
Thank you!!!
Old 10-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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You cannot boot an ISO image with GRUB, or any other bootloader. The best you could do would be to boot the ISO in VMWare or some other VM software, but you won't be able to boot right into an ISO on the bare hardware.
Old 11-01-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Thank you fro the answer...
It's possible...its name is poor mans installation
Can anyone help me???
Thank you!!!


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