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booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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mintmutt
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booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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As of mint 14, there was a core.img which could easily be booted with grub4dos;mint 16 has a .cfg which is three pages long. Anybody know how to write the
menu.lst of grub4dos to boot the 16?

nomko

Re: booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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There is no Mint 16. We all are waiting for Mint 15 to be released...

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Re: booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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A thousand pardons; I meant mint 14(mate). The same question, though.

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Re: booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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I'm a little confused. Are you wanting to boot the installed mint or the iso file using g4d?

If you already installed mint then what happen to the grub loader.

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Re: booting mint 16 with grub4dos

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Works like this:
have a fat32 partition with freedos installed;
put bootlace.com and grub,etc.(from g4d) on it;
with mint installer, make ext4 and swap partitions installing mint;
boot from a dos startup disk, do: bootlace 0x80, then execute grub;
reboot once and g4d is ready;
make an entry in menu.lst to boot the mint, or dos or whatever.
g4d could always boot a vmlinuz, or more recently, the core.img in the linux with but a few lines of code. there is no core.img in mint 14 or 15, or for that matter in fedora 18; I had been told that converting from grub2 to g4d is fairly intuitive. I must not be intutive-the .cfg file in the newer grub2 is three pages of slop.
I suppose g4d will not currently be able to deal with efi/uefi,neither of which I have. For the moment, I boot the ubcd which has super grub2 disk bootloader
fro an iso using g4d, but this is tedious; I need to boot directly from g4d.

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