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Hi, this is my first wiki article, I hope you like it. Please give me a bit of guidance if there is something that I'm doing wrong. I don't have much experience with Arch, Linux or wikis (I'm 18), but I hope I can make some contributions.
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== Multiboot / Multisystem ==
  
Thanks,
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There seems to exist a package in AUR that does this:
[[User:JamesHaigh|JamesHaigh]] 23:17, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
 
  
This is what I was looking for! I've put some isos on a usb key, qemu can boot them, but they all fail to boot correctly. The livecd can't find their files. Is this what you were talking about "cd emulation"? I did not get that part...
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https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33187
[[User:Big gie|Big gie]] 18:35, 23 April 2010 (EDT)
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http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php
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Taking a quick look to it, is seems that it uses grub4dos, grub2 and other tools depending on the ISO that they want to boot.
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About Grub2, some isos (like ubuntu) have a boot/grub/loopback.cfg that allows to boot the ISO file from grub2 with something like:
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<pre>
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menuentry "TITLE" {
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  iso_path=PATH
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  export iso_path
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  loopback loop $iso_path
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  set root=(loop)
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  configfile /boot/grub/loopback.cfg
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}
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</pre>
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Also, you can boot directly some ISOs (take a look to the examples at http://www.panticz.de/MultiBootUSB) But for CDs like sysrescd that have a bunch of boot options, it will be too much effort to translate all them into grub menus.
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{{Unsigned|22:33, 6 November 2010‎|Noalwin}}

Latest revision as of 14:39, 11 April 2017

Multiboot / Multisystem

There seems to exist a package in AUR that does this:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=33187 http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php

Taking a quick look to it, is seems that it uses grub4dos, grub2 and other tools depending on the ISO that they want to boot.

About Grub2, some isos (like ubuntu) have a boot/grub/loopback.cfg that allows to boot the ISO file from grub2 with something like:

menuentry "TITLE" {
  iso_path=PATH
  export iso_path
  loopback loop $iso_path
  set root=(loop)
  configfile /boot/grub/loopback.cfg
}

Also, you can boot directly some ISOs (take a look to the examples at http://www.panticz.de/MultiBootUSB) But for CDs like sysrescd that have a bunch of boot options, it will be too much effort to translate all them into grub menus.

—This unsigned comment is by Noalwin (talk) 22:33, 6 November 2010‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!