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Re: How to install gparted live on grub boot menu?

From: Bo Berglund
Subject: Re: How to install gparted live on grub boot menu?
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2021 11:49:00 +0100

On Sun, 31 Oct 2021 08:28:46 +0100, josep lladonosa capell
<> wrote:

>I have tested your setup in a virtualized EFI Xubuntu with a separate
>partition mounted in /boot/images like you with the ISO in it and it could
>not boot ISO file.
>The update-grub command found the file and added the menu option, but...
>after rebooting and selecting the menu option for ISO booting, it
>complained with a "file not found".
>After that, I moved the image to /boot, unmounted the /boot/images, removed
>partition from /etc/fstab,
>moved ISO file into /boot/images (note that images now is a directory in
>the same partition as /boot).
>Then, I did the update-grub and the ISO image booted from the grub menu.

>So the conclusion is that the menu option for ISO of grub-imageboot default
>installation needs having the images in the partition where /boot is, not
>in another partition.
>I cannot conclude that your configuration might work in some way (mounting
>partition from grub?) but that's beyond my experience with grub.
>I would go faster by just keeping the /boot/images directory in the same
>partition than /boot.

Thanks for your help!
Much appreciated!

What I could not understand is how one could use a Gparted boot ISO embedded
into another operating system partition, like mine for Ubuntu 20.04.3 Desktop.
It seems like then GParted would become dependent on this partition and could
not modify it....
That is why I have tried putting it on a separate partition.

But when I changed from using the separate partition to actually copying the ISO
into /boot/images on the desktop Ubuntu and then sudo update-grub it found
GParted and put it on the boot menu:

* Ubuntu
  Advanced options for Ubuntu
  Windows Boot Manager (on /dev nvme0n1p1)
  Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (20.04) (on /dev nvme0n1p6)
  Advanced options for Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (20.04) (on /dev nvme0n1p6)
  UEFI Firmware Settings
  GParted Live
  Bootable ISO Image: gparted-live-1.3.1-1-amd64

I can now use "GParted Live" to boot to the ISO!

But if I try the last item "Bootable ISO.." I get this on screen:

error: out of memory
Press any key to continue...

At this point the system is locked up and the only way out is to long press the
power button to shut down the PC.

I wonder what happened?

But as long as I know this I am OK.

So thanks again for solving this issue for me!

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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