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Grub and SBM on one disc...

From: Paul Hedderly
Subject: Grub and SBM on one disc...
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 10:42:05 +0000
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While I'm thinking of Smart Boot Manager...

I've kept a grub floppy with me for some time - it's really handy!

But so is SBM for booting CDs on less new machines... now if I could run
one from the other on the same floppy taht would be nice!

Well, SBM uses more of the disc that the MBR. It uses the first 18k of
the disc and so you can't have a normal filesystem on there...

But here is what I did

1) Make a SBM disc with sbminst
2) Copy the SBM part off "dd if=/dev/fd0 of=sbm.img bs=1024 count=32"
3) Put memdisk from syslinux and your sbm.img onto your grub floppy
4) Create a menu entry something like:
        kernel (fd0)/memdisk
        initrd (fd0)/sbm.img

And now you can run sbm from the grub menu. Very handy.


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