can we boot winxp iso image from grub2 ?
On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:46:38 +0300
Aleksandar Kostadinov <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM, J. Bakshi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:27:07 +0300
> > Aleksandar Kostadinov <email@example.com> wrote:
> > [.....]
> >> Start freedos and run the windows
> >> installer off it... not sure what exactly your use case is though.
> > [...]
> > I use a usb pendrive to carry all the Linux installer i.e. debian, ubuntu
> > as well as some useful tool like gparted, then puppy etc.....
> > Now I like to have the win XP installer image too in that pendrive.
> > If I can boot freedos via grub then there would not be a problem to
> > have win XP installer. Has anyone already tried that ?
> You surely can. But you may need another partition to host DOS and
> configure grub to run it like you run windows with grub in a
> multi-boot setup on HDD.
Nice to know. But I think I have to extract files from the .iso and
copy those within the DOS partition; unlikely the grub's ability
to boot directly from .iso
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