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Thread: add "boot from cd" to grub
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its possible to add this option in GRUB but it creates problems in a few machines coz GRUB's functions depends on BIOS too.
first of all, set first boot device to CD Drive in BIOS. dont insert any CD in CD Drive and power on machine. does it ask for CD or transfer control to Second Boot device (Harddisk) ?
in that case, you dont need to add an entry for CD in GRUB. insert any CD, Machine will check if its bootable or not. if its not, machine will pass control to Second Boot Device and if CD is bootable, machine will boot from it.
anyways, you can add this code in menu.lst
title Boot from CD chainloader (hd2)+1
did you add entry in device.map file?
post the contents of /etc/fstab file.
Yes, I added the line.
device.map:/dev/hda5 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
post the contents of device.map file too.
everything is correct. it should work. which distro do you have?
i have to check this in my machine. i will post back soon.