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bug #10780: Possible to boot an ISO bootable file?

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 23 Oct 2004 02:13:40 PM UTC  
Category: BootingSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: DuplicatePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 0.95Release: None
Reproducibility: Every TimePlanned Release: None

Sat 15 Dec 2007 04:42:24 PM UTC, comment #3:

This is a duplicate of bug #16812

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Mon 08 Nov 2004 01:07:50 AM UTC, comment #2:

- Mr. This tool has beed improved, it can support NTFS now.

you can get it from the same location, and select the one, isoemu_5th_eng.zip.

- And the developping has beed stop. Yes, just as your requestion, I'll dump these codes to Grub. - 1 month later. ;-) At that moment, you can use those two commands, you shown us, to launch an iso file, and boot with it.

- Of course, it can only support FAT32/NTFS, with it's 1st release, and with the codename ganstein. ;-)

- And it's free to use, and the source code will be copylefted, at that time.

- BTW, it is only support Real-Mode access, `cause INT13h's hooking used.

Gandalf <f22_storm>
Thu 28 Oct 2004 01:00:28 AM UTC, comment #1:

Mr. I want to tell you that there is a program named ieldr (isoemu), it can boot your system with an isofile.

You can download it from, for the last version, select `isoemusv#_eng.zip' for english readme.txt.

Within this package, there is a demo cd, called isogrub.iso, you can use it directly, and load a dos envirenment with eltorito.sys support - yes, you have cd accessible at the prompt!

Ehn, it has the limitation, only support FAT32.

Wish this is the one what you want. ;-)

Gandalf <f22_storm>
Sat 23 Oct 2004 02:13:40 PM UTC, original submission:

I wish it could be possible to boot standard ISO bootable files stored on the HDD using Grub.
One solution, I believe could be to set up a fake cd driver named for example (vcd) and then mapping or loading the ISO file to (vcd) and launch the boot process used for CD boot on the (vcd) device.
I would like to use a command like the one for a standard cdrom:
vcdrom --install (hdx,y)/path/to/bootable_file.iso
vcdrom --bootcd

Or being able to map the ISO file to the standard (cd).
Could you tell if this is possible (I imagine one prerequisite would be that the ISO file is contiguous)?
Or did I forget something that would prevent Grub to do such things?



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