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Re: Booting from a bootable ISO

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Booting from a bootable ISO
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 21:04:45 +0400

В Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:10:25 +0530
Rustom Mody <address@hidden> пишет:

> Many people -- in particular hardware vendors -- are nowadays supplying
> bootable ISO's.
> You have to
> 1. Download the ISO
> 2. Burn a CD
> 3. Boot with it
> 4. Follow the instructions (to (re)flash the motherboard/CP/Disk etc)
> Ive already been able to boot ubuntu from an iso on disk
> Next Ive done it with making a grub-bootable usb and loop-mounting the iso
> from there
> So now to boot from a general (ie non linux) bootable ISO?

I do not think it is possible in general case. For a start, program
that would be started from ISO may need access to CD/DVD which is
possible only if system firmware (BIOS/EFI) actually see device.

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