last weekend I started with the creation of a multiboot stick, so I'm pretty new to this.
Thanks to G4D, gfxboot.cfg and this Forum I managed far more than I basicly expected, but there some questions left.
Is it possible to boot CDROM directly from G4D? - I've not really found something about that.
Besides that I want to boot the first bootable HDD. I've tried this:
title Boot HDD
but it doesn't work when Plop was loaded, and if the hd is not hd1 it seem to fail also. Any hints?
And just for the knownlege...
I wanted to add g4d to BCD, so I wrote a script to automate this for the drive where it is located. And I really really don't get why this is not working!
Here's what I use:
@echo off pushd %~d0\boot for /f "tokens=3" %%i in ('bcdedit /store bcd /create /d "GRUB4DOS" /application bootsector') do ( bcdedit /store bcd /set %%i device boot bcdedit /store bcd /set %%i path \boot\grldr.mbr ) pause
I get a successed reply for all actions, the BCD file increases its size also, but no entry is shown.
I tried different variations of the script and I also did every single step manual, with same result. The created entry won't show up.
So I think anything in "bcdedit /store bcd /create /d "GRUB4DOS" /application bootsector" is faulty. BUT...
if I use EasyBCD to add grub, and match the path of the Entry, it works.
Next one... Grub4DOS is pretty cool and I'm glad to see some peoaple still working on it, thanks for that!
But I would like to have EFI-compatiblity. So asked my self, maybe it's better to use Grub2?
But there seem to be two version, bios and efi. Do I need to install both? - Is that possible?
Or is G4D the better solution for portable USB?
Or even better to load G2 from G4? - Or, or or...?
And last one for now...
Are there any other Tools like RipperGFX or other similar flexible, easy to configure ways for gfx boot creation?
I don't know if this normal but, what Ripper creates is unusable buggy for me.
Thanks for your attention.