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Old 11-02-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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Quick question about GRUB

Hi guys,

Using grub to triple boot my system accross XP, Tux and OSx86.

The quick question is; is there a nice simple line I can add to the menu.lst to also have an option to boot to my CDROM?
Old 11-02-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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Here's a gentoo method:

That 'fast method' doesn't look like it depends on gentoo in any way (though you may not need to 'mount /boot').

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:21 AM   #3
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The quick method works, but it creates another menu that comes up after Grub where I select the CD drive.

I'm really after a sollution which is a single option in Grub that immediately boots my CD drive...

any more ideas?
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My idea is that this is not necessary...
Set the BIOS config so that the CD/DVD boots first. If there is a CD in the drive, then it will boot, otherwise, it will go on the hard drive.
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I know that appears to be the obvious choice, but I don't always remember to put the CD i want to boot in b4 the loader comes up, or I forget to take it out so it bypasses the loader and goes right ahead booting the cd I didn't want it to,( I use a lot of live cd environments)

The first sollution works fine as an initial work around but its not as clean as I'd like it to be.


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