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Re: boot a CD (Using Smart Boot Manager - SBM)

From: Paul Hedderly
Subject: Re: boot a CD (Using Smart Boot Manager - SBM)
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 09:09:41 +0100
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On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 08:23:02PM +0100, Sam Halliday wrote:
> and my question is this; will booting up a CD ever be supported in grub?
> and if so, how long do you think it will be before this is implemented?
> twould be a very nice feature... ive been trying to install various
> versions of GNU these last few days, it would be really handy to be able
> to just add an entry into grub's menu file, instead of choosing in the
> BIOS to boot off the install CD every time (and back again to the hard
> drive)

It is possible to get grub to boot SBM from a file using erm, is it
memlinux? which will then boot a CD - works fine on my grub rescue

Briefly - get smbinst, and make an smbfloppy.

dd if=/dev/floppy of=sbm.img bs=1k count=18

(thats for version 3.71 - newer releases may take more space)

get memdisk from the syslinux package and put it in your boot directory
with the sbm.img

then have a stanza in menu.lst like:

        title Smart Boot Manager (boot CDs!)
                kernel /boot/memdisk
                initrd /boot/sbm.img


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