Goal- build UBCD ISO with grub4dos GRLDR for loader.
This ISO can be placed on USB disk and booted directly from grub4dos:
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title UBCD 4.11 find --set-root /ubcd411.iso map /ubcd411.iso (hd32) map --hook root (hd32) chainloader (hd32)
Here is the post with details:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.p ... st&p=38234
You can find attached all menus converted to grub4dos ones. Further tests needed.
Grub4dos can be easily installed on the USB disk, or started by chainloading GRLDR from almost any other boot loader- NTLDR, SYSLINUX, LILO, GNU GRUB as well as started from DOS.
Later on, returning from DOS program to main menu, without reboot in many cases is possible, by executing grub.exe, as long as a driver doesn't interfere.
No need of separate syslinux/isolinux menus and files.
Do you think it's worth switching the main releases to grub4dos? What would be disadvantages?
Suggestion- do not use directory BOOT and IMAGES, rename it to something unique to UBCD :- )
In case of multiboot, when ISO emulation is not used, it becomes tricky to have more stuff on the CD/USB. And directories BOOT/IMAGES are among the most often used.
BTW after a recent request, PartedMagic now can be booted from grub4dos directly by loading it's ISO:
Hopefully more and more distros will become bootable in this convenient way, will UBCD be among them?