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Re: Using Grub to boot from a bootable CD?

From: Paul Hedderly
Subject: Re: Using Grub to boot from a bootable CD?
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 10:38:08 +0000
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On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 11:50:16PM +0000, John Gay wrote:

You didn't read the archives at all did you.

Look for Smart Boot Manager.

> (I'm not subscribed, but I'll be checking the archive for any answers in case 
> you don't copy me directly.)
> In anticipation of building a Linux system on my Daughter's PC, I installed 
> Windows98 on one partition, then partitioned and formatted the rest of the 
> drive for Linux.
> Next, I built grub on my PC and used a floppy to install it on hers, setting 
> up the menu to chainload Windows98. Now her PC boots from grub and loads 
> Windows98. The next stage is to build Linux into the Linux partitions I've 
> created.
> To simplify the process, I'll be using a bootable LFS CD, however, her PC can 
> not boot from the CDROM, only floppy or hard drive. The boot floppy image 
> that was used for the CD was 2.88M, since it's only an image, therefore I can 
> not extract the boot image to a real floppy.
> Is it possible to boot from this CD using the grub command line that is on 
> the PC? I've looked through the doc's, FAQ's and mailing list, but don't see 
> an answer. Am I missing something obvious?
> Cheers,
>       John Gay
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