This topic is dedicated to forum members' Live Image Boot support requests. Ask here to supply a Grub4DOS Menu section for ANY bootable Image file or Distro like ISO, IMA, IMG or such, you want to boot, but don't know how, or if a generic Menu doesn't work for you. The idea is to make it easier for novices to try any Live Distro or PC Repair CD, and help start using Multiboot.
We could have a new topic called 'mnu files for sambul's Multiboot disk', and rebooter's could post their mnu donations on it. So a standard expert's post would be a URL to the download for the 'image' file plus the mnu as an attachment. So we could build up a library of mnu files (instead of users having to add a menu entry to their menu.lst).
Instructions for a user would be:
1. Create a multiboot basic drive following instructions (e.g. use RMPrepUSB ...)
2. Download your ISO (or whatever and copy to your drive)
3. Download mnu file and copy it to the same folder
Some images will need special instructions (like extract folder xyz from the iso and copy it to xyz on the USB drive for some 'special' ISOs that won't boot from an ISO file!)
Do you want to try booting a new image from USB or HD on a real PC? You don't have to know anything about bootloaders like Grub4DOS or multiboot. Just post a link to your Image file here, add a few words what do you need this Image for, how it can be of interest to other members, what is your PC setup, and someone will try provide Grub4DOS Menu section for you "AS IS" or in a form of .MNU file that you can use automatically with RMPrepUSB tool, or add to your Grub4DOS Menu manually.
To make it easy, RMPrepUSB now includes Easy2Boot feature, explained in Tutorial #72. It allows a novice add a new Live Image to the USB Thumb in 2 easy steps, and an expert prepare .MNU file to help the novice (which is similar to small G4D Menu.lst). All you need is to format the Thumb or add Grub4DOS to it using RMPrepUSB (if not done yet), then copy a folder with your Image and posted here in reply to your request .MNU file to the Thumb, and the magic of Multiboot will open new horizons for you, allowing to repair, partition or backup your OS or HD, and easily try or install new Windows and Linux Distros you always wanted.
Copy more folders with new Image and Menu files anytime - next boot you'll see them in Boot Menu, which is auto compiled by Grub4DOS code installed by RMPrepUSB. Or delete the folders you don't need anymore. The Images you copy won't be unpacked, but instead booted directly from the original using Menu section you supplied. You can store many Images on the Thumb and boot any you choose. Just drop the folder to the Thumb - you don't have to know or do anything else for magic to work. For rare or unusual Images, you may be suggested by an expert to mount the Image with ImgDisk and extract a few files from it to make booting easier for Grub4DOS. In this case the .MNU file provided by the expert will contain instructions for Grub4DOS, where to place the extracted files - just drop them in the same folder with your original Image and copy to the Thumb.
Make sure you have enough contiguous space on your Thumb for new Images. If in doubt, use defragmenter like WinContig to check copied Images for fragmentation and defrag, or use a similar tool to defrag free space on the Thumb, making room for new Images. If you have suggestions how to improve this feature or bug reports, drop them in Easy2Boot project thread.