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  1. Try using memdisk as the kernel (linux /memdisk), and initrd the image (initrd /myimage.img) like in Grub4DOS. I haven't tried it, but logically it should work.

    i just did it and yes it works perfectly

    menuentry "Dos 6" {
        linux /memdisk
            initrd /Dos6.22.img

    however any tips on getting the menucolors working or maybe the background image?

  2. so with grub4dos i could map my floppy image(dos6.22.img) and chainload it...however

    in grub2 this gives an invalid system disk error meaning it chainloads to the floppy but then fails

    my grub.cfg is :

    menuentry "Dos 6" {
    loopback lo (hd0)/Dos6.22.img
    chainloader (lo)+1


    set splashimage = /b79t3ud2pf2w9nwt6.xpm.gz
    set menu_color_normal    = green/black
    set menu_color_highlight = red/black
    set timeout = 60

    this code has no effect at all..am i doing it wrong?

    or is this not supported yet?

    any and all help would be awesome

    note: im editing the grub.cfg file located in /dev/sdb/boot/grub/grub.cfg

    it was my understanding this was what the new grub config used instead of menu.lst

  3. if in linux BE SURE YOUR ROOT

    i cant tell you how many times i tryed to find /flashdrive.txt and it would always give error 15

    after about 3 hrs of googling i tryed an apt-get install and it told me i wasnt root /facepalm

  4. what i did was got a dos6 .img file from bookdisk.com and made a entry in my menu.lst to boot to it and it does and from there i got a cmospwd program and im working on getting zsnes on there aswell for some fun h4xing

  5. honestly..this is pointless just take slax and make some modules put em on a cd/usb done!

    its the easiest way its how backtrack does everything ...ill start on something but really all ill post is a module no point in posting the entire image

  6. try viewing all extentions for all files

    i create a menu.list file on my dads vista machine and it failed so i brought it over to linux and noticed is said menu.lst.txt

    so be sure your setup isnt the same because that will not work ^^

  7. if you post the the errors (yes fucking all of them)

    we may be able to help

    also when your in ANY kinda programming board and you say ohshit negro i gotz me an error

    YOU MUST TELL US WHAT ERROR..we are not physcic

    YOU MUST ALSO SPECIFY WHAT COMPILER YOU ARE USING,aswell as your pc setup ram and such

    cant compile something like quake4 on a old 386 lol

  8. that dosent help because you then did it in windows we were searching for an linux only solution..atleast i think thats what we were doing

    also i noticed when grub4dos boots it takes almost 4 seconds more then just plain grub and the interface looks alot uglier...kinda sucks normal grub dosent work as good as grub4dos

    i was thinking of trying the beta grub2 becuase the functionaility is almost double what normal grub is

    however i dont wanna fuck up my current setup lol

  9. well start with a socket that connects to said computer making this a service or a deamon would probly be best

    basicly have it constanty check for a connection and when the connection != NULL or INVALID then start a timer when the timer == 24hrs or something WinExec a python script or something similar...the concept is really simple and i dont think ive ever heard of such an idea Good Work

  10. also OP:

    Timeout : 0
    Try (hd0,0): EXT2:
    Try (hd0,1): EXT2:

    this means its trying to find the mbr which requires FAT32 and you have EXT2 you might wanna fix it and see what happens

    i finally got a windows box..my dads vista machine...followed the tutorial like normal

    another way wasto follow the tutorial on this site:

    and install syslinux and using that boot grub4dos


  11. hmm ill look into it...using something like what darren did

    title Kon-Boot-test
    map --mem /FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img (fd0)
    map --hook
    chainloader (fd0)+1
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map --hook
    rootnoverify (fd0)

    however i cant find an entry for --hook in the gnu dox so idk wtf is does

  12. well acording to many forum posts doing something like

    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin
    chainloader --force /boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin

    should load you into isolinux

    and you can also do the oppsite..if you chose syslinux as your bootloader to get into grub

    KERNEL /boot/grub/grub.exe

    however im not sure if this is only for the windows version of grub..should work with the *nix version aswell

    i also noticed that in the episode(newest) darren uses Pe2Usb which basicly make the mbr search for ntldr and grub4dos which im guessing acts as the ntldr or the gldr doing the exact opppisite should yeild the same results however all is needed is grub and the imgs ive also noticed that it is possible to boot direct ISO's however the problem remains that changes are not persistant and you must extract the initrd from the said iso i was thinking that maybe if we could boot into a program that would open the said iso and extract the img files required and place them somewhere on the disk...then CHAINLOAD into grub or something(maybe back to grub) so we could load it..just theroy

  13. well ive managed to get imgs working through a manual grub install

    i think its alot better to do it manually

    im going to work on isos..just got home from work ^^

    ill keep everyone updated im sure i can boot almost anything given syslinux lil MEMDISK and ISODISK ^^

    the real problem would be persistance

  14. I've been trying to get grub running on my flash drive with grub4dos in Ubuntu Linux. I downloaded the zip archive and found that bootlace.com is a native executable. So after formatting it as FAT32 I ran

    bash$ sudo ./bootlace.com /dev/sdb
    Disk geometry calculated according to the partition table:
            Sectors per track = 63, Number of heads = 255

    and then copied the grldr to the root directory, created a new menu.lst file and threw it into my desktop to boot up and get:

    Press hot-key to boot previous MBR, any other key to start GRUB...
    Timeout : 0
    Try (hd0,0): EXT2:
    Try (hd0,1): EXT2:
    Try (hd2,3): invalid or null
    BIOS: Drive=0x0, H=2, S=18

    where it continuously reads/writes to the flash drive from there, but nothing else happens. What is being done wrong? I tried loading grub with grub-install but that didn't help any. I'm guessing it's an action handled by PEtoUSB, but I could be wrong. Any thoughts?

    EDIT: Sorry, this should have been under questions.

    the reason this fails is because:

    PeToUSB is a GUI Win32 application that will partition, format

    and makebootable to XP/W2K3 a USB Flash Disk (UFD). A lot of

    utilities that say they can do this, actually cant.

    PeToUSB does not make the device DOS bootable, it makes it XP

    bootable (ie: the bootstrap code will look for NTLDR).

    this was taken from the GoCoding Page...idk if there is a *nix equivelint...hopefully there is because i no longer own anything windowz...except my xbox

    EDIT: just tried it with wine...dosent pickup the drives..was afraid of that..im not really sure what else to try..maybe a grub tutorial will work


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