I would like to know if there's a way to boot Porteus from an image file (Raw IMG or VHD) with Grub4DOS.
My main OS is Windows so that's why I want to use a NTFS or FAT32 file system so that I can mount the disk image with ImDisk and have access to the Porteus file system from within Windows.
I prefer using NTFS because of the file system compression but FAT32 will do...
I used Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to boot from the Porteus ISO file and I copied the content to the virtual Hard drive (FAT32).
Then I ran the Porteus installer from the virtual drive to make it bootable.
I closed the VM and I managed to boot the VHD file with Grub4DOS on a real machine.
Here is my Grub4DOS menu entry:
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find --set-root --ignore-floppies /BOOT.TAG
map /Porteus.vhd (hd0)
The vhd file boots fine.
The Porteus Boot Menu appears and all goes well until Porteus starts searching for the porteus-V3.1-i486.sgn file.
It then stops on this error;
"Porteus data not found"
I wonder if I missed something.
Maybe the Grub4DOS menu entry is wrong ?