[Grml] Booting an ISO image

Roberto Murer roberto.murer at poste.it
Tue Jun 6 15:22:56 CEST 2006

I am playing with a new laptop, and before touching its partitions I 
wanted to use the bootfrom cheatcode to boot from the ISO image.
I am using a Dell Inspiron 9400, which has a SATA hard disk which comes 
with Windows on its second partition. I created /grml/boot in C:\ with 
the contents of isolinux from the cd, and copied grub.iso to C:\

This is from my menu.lst from GRUB residing on a NTFS partition:


title "grml"
root (hd0,1)
kernel /grml/boot/linux26 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=it 
apm=power-off vga=791 nomce quiet BOOT_IMAGE=grml 
initrd /grml/boot/minirt26.gz

I can reach my GRUB menu, and kernel and initrd seem to load. Then I 
reach the place where the script looks for GRML in /dev/hd*, and my 
image is not found. Of course, I am then left at a minimal prompt.
If I boot from the CD I can see the contents of the hard disk.

What to do to let the kernel find the ISO?
Thanks to everyone

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