booting from iso file (not from iso cdrom)

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Re: booting from iso file (not from iso cdrom)

Post#16 by Ed_P » 26 Mar 2016, 20:45

Rava wrote:What is the reason for these:
The same menu works on my USB drive and harddrive. The .txt file is on the Porteus USB drive and other is for the my harddrive. This way I can copy the menu from harddrive to USB drive.
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Re: booting from iso file (not from iso cdrom)

Post#17 by Bogomips » 26 Mar 2016, 22:24

@ francois

No need for mloop with these newer kernels. Iso can just be mounted. Looping taken care of for you. 8)

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Methinks it's about time you regaled us with a tutorial, and what better subject than Grub 2 :twisted:
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: booting from iso file (not from iso cdrom)

Post#18 by Ed_P » 26 Mar 2016, 23:10

Most of my learning I got from this app:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/grub2win/files/

which works with BIOS based and EFI based systems.
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Re: booting from iso file (not from iso cdrom)

Post#19 by francois » 30 Mar 2016, 02:33

@bogomips:
The arch linux variant is chakra. Here is an example for manjaro:

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title      manjaro MJRO1512  'fromiso=' manjaro-net-15.12-i686.iso
root      (hd0,0)
kernel     /Manjaro/manjaro misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MJRO1512 nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=0 nonfree=yes logo.nologo overlay=nonfree showopts
initrd       /Manjaro/manjaro.img
You have to mloop the manjaro.iso and look into isolinux.cfg to get the appropriate menu.lst settings. 8)

Something is wrong about this menu entry of mine. :(
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