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Houdini
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:51 am    Post subject: Grub questions Reply with quote

So, I know that there's a trick to getting LILO to boot a floppy. Not boot from a floppy, have a menu item that boots a floppy. Now:

1: is there any way to get Grub doing this?
2: is there any way to get either of them (grub, preferably) to boot a CD? It would be nice to not have the BIOS check both CD drives each time I boot (so I can get to my Gentoo faster :P )
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in both cases SYSLINUX collection of boot loaders is better. I've used it to create bootable cd's and floopies. Works like a charm.

Most distros use it for their bootable cd's (Gentoo included :)).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Grub questions Reply with quote

Houdini wrote:
So, I know that there's a trick to getting LILO to boot a floppy. Not boot from a floppy, have a menu item that boots a floppy. Now:

1: is there any way to get Grub doing this?


/boot/grub/menu.lst:

Code:

title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could have sworn I posted this about 8 hours ago... meh.

Asimon: thanks, that takes care of one question. One more to go :)

mksoft: thanks for the try, but I'm not making a bootable CD, I want GRUB (on my HD) to be able to chain-load a CD, so that I don't have to have my BIOS check for bootable CDs. Kind of like what asimon gave the code for floppies, but for CDs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops, sorry, misunderstood you :)
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