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You can boot install a bootmanager on CD. That`s called [[ISOLINUX]].
 
You can boot install a bootmanager on CD. That`s called [[ISOLINUX]].
  
However, you can chainload a CD using [http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/ Smart Boot Manager], see [http://gentoo-wiki.com/GRUB/Chainloaded_CD-ROM here].
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However, you can chainload a CD using [http://sourceforge.net/projects/btmgr/ Smart Boot Manager], see [http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://gentoo-wiki.com/GRUB/Chainloaded_CD-ROM here].
  
 
An even better method can be done with [http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Grub4dos_tutorial#Disk_emulation grub4dos]. Grub4dos can act as an CD-ROM emulator.
 
An even better method can be done with [http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Grub4dos_tutorial#Disk_emulation grub4dos]. Grub4dos can act as an CD-ROM emulator.
 
This is also possible if the BIOS has no native support for booting from CD-ROM.
 
This is also possible if the BIOS has no native support for booting from CD-ROM.
  
Note: just like floppy emulation ([[MEMDISK]] or grub4dos) this will only work as long the operating system is accessing the virtual disk using the BIOS. After the operating system loaded it`s own drivers for accessing the controller it`s much likely that this virtual disk can be no longer accessed.
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Note: just like floppy emulation ([[MEMDISK]] or grub4dos) this will only work as long the operating system is accessing the virtual disk using the BIOS. After the operating system loads its own drivers for accessing the controller it's very likely that this virtual disk can be no longer accessed.
 
There is also currently no special application to stop this behavior (either full controller emulation or accessing the disk the legacy method).
 
There is also currently no special application to stop this behavior (either full controller emulation or accessing the disk the legacy method).

Revision as of 19:09, 29 October 2008

You can boot install a bootmanager on CD. That`s called ISOLINUX.

However, you can chainload a CD using Smart Boot Manager, see here.

An even better method can be done with grub4dos. Grub4dos can act as an CD-ROM emulator. This is also possible if the BIOS has no native support for booting from CD-ROM.

Note: just like floppy emulation (MEMDISK or grub4dos) this will only work as long the operating system is accessing the virtual disk using the BIOS. After the operating system loads its own drivers for accessing the controller it's very likely that this virtual disk can be no longer accessed. There is also currently no special application to stop this behavior (either full controller emulation or accessing the disk the legacy method).