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Ezilop 06-18-2010 03:38 PM

DELL MediaDirect
Hello, is it possible to use "MediaDirect" button on DELL laptop with grub? Original dell utilite start laptop with alternate OS on this button, but it does not work with ext filesystems and grub. I want to do the same on linux. Have there anybody solved this problem?

PS Sorry for my english.

syg00 06-18-2010 06:45 PM

Yes, I've seen a solution for this. Never bothered but it looked interesting.

Update: have a look at this - I found it when I was looking around for things for my M1330, but as I said never proceeded with.

Ezilop 06-19-2010 09:40 AM

So, where can I find the "rmbr.exe", or the dell MediaDirect CD? And, can I do this without any reinstallations?

Ezilop 07-09-2010 12:23 PM

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So, I solved this problem.
First, I found ¨rmbr.exe¨ (see attachment, remove ¨.txt¨) in MediaDirect v.3 DVD here (special thanks for Sabravof).
After installing linux I installed grub in boot sector of extended partition:


root# grub
> find /boot/grub/stage1
 (hd0,4)                //it means linux is on /dev/sda5
> root (hd0,4)          //making /dev/sda5 as root
> setup (hd0,1)          //my extended partition is /dev/sda2

After that - installing msWindows for gaming.
Then I strongly roccomond to install chipset drivers for msWindows
At last in Windows command line:

rmbr.exe DELL 2 1
It means: boot from /dev/sda2 on power button and from /dev/sda1 (Windows partition) on MediaDirect button.

I hope my example will be useful for somebody.

P.S. Sorry for my english

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