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Re: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: GRUB as linux LOADLIN???
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 18:30:00 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, John!

> I'm trying to find a way to boot a linux kernel from an already running linux
> system *without* returning control to the BIOS i.e. without rebooting the
> system.  I suppose what I really need is a linux port of LOADLIN?

It's much better to shut down the system cleanly before you load another 
system.  So if you find such program, it's better to run it from 

> Is the grub executable just some kind of simulator?  Am I wasting my time
> trying to make GRUB do this?

The grub executable actually can install grub on the hard drive, so it's 
not just a simulator.  However, it doesn't support loading the kernels.

You can search on Google.  I'm almost sure there is such software, but 
it's not GRUB.  This may be a good place to start:


Pavel Roskin

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