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#1 habnam

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to multiboot and need some help with my menu.lst specifically with Inx, Grml,DSL and Tiny Core Plus distributions.The Inx and Dsl distro boots with no problem to the menu but after pressing to start Inx/Enter on DSL, I get a blank screen (note to mention that my TV is also my monitor 1360x768 resolution - if this is the problem how can I fix it?), the Grml distro and Tiny Core Plus just won't boot I get: "Error 62: The number of heads must be specified.The '--heads=0' option tells map to choose a value (but maybe unsuitable) for you. Press any key to continue..."

PS: I've tried to start Inx (resolution until 1024x768 I get a black screen no errors, no nothing and just sits there) and DSL with different resolutions only to get the message: "Mode not supported".Also anyone knows how to make the text from the Grub4Dos menu (the title entries from menu.lst) smaller (it is kinda big).Thank you!

Bellow is my menu.lst :

title Ubuntu live straight to system console
find --set-root /ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso
map /ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (0xff) || map --mem /ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed noprompt boot=casper persistent iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso text --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

 

title Grml
find --set-root /grml64-small_2012.05.iso
map /grml64-small_2012.05.iso (0xff) || map --mem /grml64-small_2012.05.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)


title TTYlinux
map /ttylinux-x86_64-14.1.iso (0xff) || map --mem /ttylinux-x86_64-14.1.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

title Slitaz 4.0
map /slitaz-4.0.iso (0xff) || map --mem /slitaz-4.0.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

title Tiny Core
find --set-root /TinyCore-current.iso
map /TinyCore-current.iso (0xff) || map --mem /TinyCore-current.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

title Inx
find --set-root /inx-1.1.iso
map /inx-1.1.iso (0xff) || map --mem /inx-1.1.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

title DSL 4
find --set-root /dsl-4.4.10.iso
map /dsl-4.4.10.iso (0xff) || map --mem /dsl-4.4.10.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

title Tiny Core Plus
find --set-root /CorePlus-current.iso
map /CorePlus-current.iso (0xff) || map --mem /CorePlus-current.iso (0xff)
map --hook root (0xff)
chainloader (0xff)

 

title reboot

reboot


Edited by habnam, 01 May 2013 - 09:55 AM.


#2 steve6375

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Try Easy2Boot v1 on my site. Just put all your ISOs in the \_ISO\Mainmenu folder and boot it!

Any problems just ask!



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

I just tested grml, all Core's and Inx - all work fine with Easy2Boot.

Others should work fine too.

Use latest version of grub4dos (as in RMPrepUSB) - may fix your heads=0 error.

Rather than make text small, make the screen bigger! Use graphicsmode command to change the screen resolution or set a hi-colour bitmap as the background.

P.S. Easy2Boot does all this for you...!







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