Cosmia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
Container Of Self Mounting Image (And Stuff )
At the moment this is nothing more than a PoC (proof of concept).
- download the attachment and expand it to *any* bootable media that uses grub4dos (tested with grub4dos 0.4.5c-2012-06-19 )
- get to command line
- at the grub4dos prompt type
Though the PoC is based on a (very little) hard disk image, it can be most probably expanded/adapted to an ext2/3 floppy or superfloppy (FAT12/16/32 and NTFS are seemingly not possible - though still to be fully tested ) and/or to a .iso, this latter could result in the end one of the few best things in life (after freedom, beer and ice-cream).
The example is a bootable system, but the approach can be also used to make - as an example - a "unique" container for all small grub4dos "tools" like WENV, FAT, etc. and grub4dos !BAT files in order to have everything in a "monolithic" container (without having the ROOT or the /grub directory of the device/drive cluttered with n small files).
The generic concept opens IMHO a much wider range of possibilities, where only the fantasy is the limit to make grub4dos loaded images simpler/more user friendly.
I feel allowed to peruse the "walking like an Egyptian thingy" :
As always ideas/comments/whatever are welcome....