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Re: Problem with booting any non-linux iso from grub2 menu

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Problem with booting any non-linux iso from grub2 menu
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:24:54 +0100
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On 20.12.2011 21:09, Alejandro González de Aguilar wrote:
Dear Grub2's developer team,

I've spent several days trying to do something I get using grub4dos:

- booting a Windows 7 Installer ISO (with bootmgr) from the menu and...
Windows doesn't support loading from such config. While it's possible to simulate disk through BIOS it won't get you far as windows will lose the disk the moment it uses native drivers
- booting a Hiren's Boot Cd ISO also from the menu

AFAIR Hiren is DOS-based. You can try load it using memdisk from syslinux package as intermediary (remeber to use linux16 and initrd16). But even under DOS some tools may choose to use direct access and so will fail. I feel like it's more appropriate to use GNU/Linux CDs in most cases which is aware of it being loaded the peculiar way rather than using tricks.

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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