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My own configuration file for GRUB2 to boot various live distributions of Linux-based operating systems, along with some system tools. I tried to include a lot of sample configuration entries, even if I don't currently use them, so it may help others. Exceedingly long blog post: http://tehfishyblog.logdown.com/chips/306146-a-homemade-ultimate-bo…
# Config for GNU GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) (2)
# /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
# or
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# Mostly only 'legacy' CSM/BIOS boot methods currently.
# Unable to boot loop entries with Secure Boot
# Notes:
# Description:
# This grub.cfg file was created by Lance http://www.pendrivelinux.com
# Suggested Entries and the suggester, if available, will also be noted.
# and then improved by Pysis, incorporating others from the other links.
# Other bootloaders:
# Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/siystc/what_boot_managerloader_do_you_use/
# Alternatives:
# rEFIend
# systemd-boot
# Curious:
# Clover
# Potentially Obsolete:
# BURG
# LILO
# Improvement Sources:
# https://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-via-grub2-using-linux/
#Used GRUB2 with command `grub2-install` instead, along with the `--boot-directory` parameter.
# If you get an error about failing 'to get a canonical path', or folders not existing on the device, then again, you need to run the command as a privileged user.
# If you get errors concerning a bad superblock, and unable to install grub, try rewriting the filesystem again.
# https://gist.github.com/jamiekurtz/26c46b3e594f8cdd453a
# https://gist.github.com/noisufnoc/e0053d738f5fbb679535
# https://gist.github.com/samdoran/90056b8e4a2aedc6a3e8
# https://gist.github.com/yeahunter/9eca12b3db064e5dc23b
# https://gist.github.com/jeekl/5564476
# https://gist.github.com/tactig/70cf264a9aff24822c53
# https://gist.github.com/lkraav/907965
# https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Multiboot_USB_drive
# and this one. How did I forget about these!!!!
# TODO: If my device only works with MBR-compatible computers, maybe perform this process: "Hybrid UEFI GPT + BIOS GPT/MBR boot"
# https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot/Examples
# Seems to be a gold mine for my purposes!!
# http://www.coreboot.org/GRUB2
# http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42722
# http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/excerpts/9780596100797/kernel-boot-command-line-parameter-reference.html
# https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Grub2
# https://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/126_Fedora
# Mostly for most, but not all, CentOS progress..
# https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/105065/65319
# EDIT: This is not going to fly for Centos 6.4 :/ which has an ancient version of dracut.
# https://github.com/koptein/multibootstick/blob/master/grub.cfg
# https://github.com/comdvas/grub_multi_boot_example/blob/master/grub.cfg
# https://github.com/GregHerendi/grub-config-lib
# Pretty sophisticated!
# https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb/blob/master/scripts/update_cfg_file.py
# The whole project!!
# https://github.com/matt-hayden/boot/blob/master/usb-drive-common/boot/grub/
# https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/21028532/KNOPPIX-boot-from-HD-cofig-LILO-to-boot-from-knoppix-CD.html#a11357456
# http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/install_to_usb_from_within_linux.html#Method_III:_Using_GRUB_as_boot_loader
# https://github.com/thias/glim
# https://www.tecmint.com/debian-based-linux-distributions/
# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Linux_distributions
# https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup
# https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub/grub.html
# https://github.com/vinceliuice/grub2-themes
# https://a1ive.github.io/grub2-filemanager/
# https://github.com/a1ive/grub2-filemanager
# https://wiki.osdev.org/El-Torito
# Great GRUB2 Reference: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
# https://github.com/rdmitry0911/booting-TrueNAS-from-USB2SSD-drive-via-GRUB
# https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb # dead
# https://github.com/aguslr/multibootusb
# https://github.com/Mexit/MultiOS-USB
# https://github.com/niemtin007/Multiboot-Toolkit
# https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4202/freenas-grub2-booting-iso
# Explanations:
# Suffixes/Acronyms/Abbreviations:
# DWY - Doesn't work yet. Obviously incomplete, or tested and no working combination of boot information has been found yet.
# Untested - Boot information copied from some source, but not executed/tested yet.
# WIP - Work in progress. DWY, but has focus for eventually producing a success result.
# For variables, be sure to use double-quotes to have them actually resolve in the string.
# Need to re-declare variables inside sub-menus because they open a new "context"..... great..
# Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1175127
# Or not..
# https://gist.github.com/Pysis868/27203177bdef15fbb70c?permalink_comment_id=2381695#gistcomment-2381695
# Possibly useful notes for adding more EFI content:
# `linuxefi` and `initrdefi`
# Hybrid ESP?
# Linting:
# Make sure every 'submenu' command contains 3 periods at the end, connected to the main content string's last character
# Testing Strategies:
# USB Device Passthrough/Filtering
# Stopped being detected by Virtual Box bootloader, or I was not finding the alternative boot option.
# May have worked for me before, at least on a Windows Host, but stopped?
# Tried my old USB2 ports since the USB3 ones did not seem to work, same failure.
# Used the same old USB3 flash drive.
# Virtual Box/Machine Hypervisor Storage Drive Passthrough
# Obsoleted by USB passthrough?
# KVM may be easier
# Commands & Notes
# `VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename \
# path-to-file.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sda`
# `VBoxManage storageattach WindowsXP --storagectl "IDE Controller" \
# --port 0 --device 0 --type hdd --medium path-to-file.vmdk`
# On a Windows host, instead of the above device specification, for example use \\.\PhysicalDrive0.
# On a Mac OS X host, instead of the above device specification use for example /dev/disk1.
# Note that on Mac OS X you can only get access to an entire disk if no volume is mounted from it.
# Sources:
# https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmanager/virtualbox-boot-from-usb.html
# https://www.howtogeek.com/187721/how-to-boot-from-a-usb-drive-in-virtualbox/
# https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#rawdisk
# Drive / Storage Medium Arrangement/Format:
# > lsblk
# NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
#
# sdX 8:128 1 57.9G 0 disk
# ├─sdX1 8:129 1 39.5G 0 part .../MULTIBOOT
# ├─sdX2 8:130 1 1G 0 part .../LIBREELEC
# ├─sdX3 8:131 1 1K 0 part
# ├─sdX5 8:133 1 13.1G 0 part .../e0e5921c-9843-4d80-9632-7e0186cbca27
# └─sdX6 8:134 1 1.9G 0 part
# > sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdi
# Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
# /dev/sdX1 * 2048 82915264 82913217 39.5G c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
# /dev/sdX2 82915328 85012479 2097152 1G b W95 FAT32
# /dev/sdX3 89982974 121436159 31453186 15G f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
# /dev/sdX5 89982976 117438463 27455488 13.1G 83 Linux
# /dev/sdX6 117440512 121436159 3995648 1.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
# TODO:
# Separate different types of booting options into more grub config files, if possible. Look into it.
# https://github.com/thias/glim/blob/master/grub2/grub.cfg
# Other notes in the file...
## Entire Config Start
# GUI Settings
# Source: https://github.com/thias/glim/blob/master/grub2/grub.cfg
# Required for GUI and to prevent "No video mode set" error
insmod all_video
# Keep the same graphic mode for kernel booting (passed as vga=)
# other values are "text" or any gfxmode value
set gfxpayload=keep
# Enable GUI
terminal_output gfxterm
loadfont unicode
insmod png
set theme=${prefix}/themes/invader/theme.txt
export theme
# TUI Settings
# Menu Colors
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/cyan
# Other Settings
# Timeout for menu
# set timeout=5
# Default boot entry
# set default=0
# Path Variables
set isoPath="/ISOs"
set imgPath="/IMGs"
set fsPath="/FSs"
set linuxPath="$isoPath/Linux"
set toolPath="$isoPath/Tools"
set memdiskPath="/boot/memdisk"
set grub4dosPath="/boot/grub.exe"
export isoPath
export imgPath
export fsPath
export linuxPath
export toolPath
export memdiskPath
export grub4dosPath
# Main boot root area starting location
probe --set rootuuid --fs-uuid $root
export rootuuid
## Entry Start
submenu 'Local OS installations... (broken)' --class desktop --class os {
submenu "Elementary OS..." --class elementary --class debian --class os {
menuentry "Elementary OS on Disk" --class elementary --class debian --class os {
set root=(hd0,msdos6)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-88-generic root=/dev/sda6
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-88-generic
boot
}
menuentry "Elementary OS on Disk RO, Quiet, Splash" --class elementary --class debian --class os {
set root=(hd0,msdos6)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-88-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-88-generic
boot
}
menuentry "Elementary OS on Disk RO, Recovery, NoModeSet" --class elementary --class debian --class os {
set root=(hd0,msdos6)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-88-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro recovery nomodeset
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-88-generic
boot
}
}
submenu "Windows/DOS..." --class windows --class os {
set winDOSPath="$isoPath/Win-DOS"
export winDOSPath
# Sources: oldalfer, AvinashReddy3108
menuentry 'Windows 10' --class win10 --class windows --class os {
set root=(hd0,7)
# insmod part_msdos ### This line is not necessary ###
# insmod ntfs ### This line is not necessary ###
insmod ntldr
insmod ntfscomp
# drivemap -s (hd0) ${root} ### This line is not necessary ###
ntldr /bootmgr
}
menuentry "Run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Installer (Doesn't work)" --class win7 --class windows --class os {
#insmod part_msdos
#insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
#search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 01D0DC21970FC910
#drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
chainloader +1
boot
}
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) (Doesn't work)" --class win7 --class windows --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
insmod ntldr
set root='hd0,msdos5'
ntldr /bootmgr
}
}
}
submenu 'OS Live/Install... (Incomplete)' --class desktop --class os {
submenu 'Linux' --class linux --class desktop --class os {
submenu 'General Purpose / Desktop / Workstation Server...' --class desktop --class linux --class os {
set genPath="$linuxPath/General"
export genPath
submenu 'Red Hat-based...' --class redhat --class os {
set rhPath="$genPath/RedHat-Based"
export rhPath
# RHEL
# Maybe try EFI boot again next..
submenu 'Fedora...' --class fedora --redhat --class os {
# https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo/UsageGuidelines
# https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/ap-admin-options.html
set fedoraPath="$rhPath/Fedora"
export fedoraPath
menuentry 'Fedora Workstation Live 64-bit 35 (1.2)' --class fedora-workstation --class fedora --redhat --class os {
set isofile="$fedoraPath/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-35/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-35-1.2.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora-WS-Live-32-1-6 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" rd.live.image quiet
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
menuentry 'Fedora Server 64-bit 34 (1.2)' --class fedora-server --class fedora --redhat --class os {
set isofile="$fedoraPath/Fedora-Server-dvd-x86_64-34/Fedora-Server-dvd-x86_64-34-1.2.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=Fedora-S-dvd-x86_64-33 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" quiet
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
# https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-coreos/bare-metal/
# https://github.com/coreos/grub ?
menuentry 'Fedora CoreOS Live 64-bit 35 (3.0) (DWY)' --class fedora-coreos --class fedora --redhat --class os {
set isofile="$fedoraPath/fedora-coreos-35.20220116.3.0-live.x86_64.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# Error: systemd init error timed out looking for device by-label the liveiso name.
linux (loop)/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz mitigations=auto,nosmt coreos.liveiso=fedora-coreos-35.20220116.3.0 ignition.firstboot ignition.platform.id=metal
# Error: Some systemd-shutdown log I don't know what the exact cause is..
#linux (loop)/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz mitigations=auto,nosmt root=live:CDLABEL=fedora-coreos-35.20220116.3.0 coreos.liveiso=fedora-coreos-35.20220116.3.0 ignition.firstboot ignition.platform.id=metal
# Error: Some systemd-shutdown log I don't know what the exact cause is..
#linux (loop)/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora-CoreOS-Live-35-3-0 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" mitigations=auto,nosmt install_to_usb_from_within_linuxcoreos.liveiso=fedora-coreos-35.20220116.3.0 ignition.firstboot ignition.platform.id=metal
initrd (loop)/images/pxeboot/initrd.img (loop)/images/ignition.img
}
# Fedora Silverblue
# https://fedora.fandom.com/wiki/Fedora_Atomic
# It was discontinued in early 2019, making it's last release based on Fedora 29.
menuentry 'Fedora Atomic 64-bit 25 (20170215.1) (Obsolete)' --class fedora-atomic --class fedora --redhat --class os {
set isofile="$fedoraPath/Fedora-Atomic-ostree-x86_64-25-20170215.1.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=Fedora-Atomic-ostree-x86_64-25 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" quiet
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
}
submenu "CentOS..." --class centos --class redhat --class os {
set centPath="$rhPath/CentOS"
export centPath
# TODO: Later maybe look into a CentOS live option, either with different boot parameters, install media, or both.
menuentry "CentOS 7 x86_64 minimal" --class centos --class redhat --class os {
set isofile="$centPath/CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1611.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=CentOS\x207\x20x86_64 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" quiet
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
menuentry "CentOS 7 x86_64 minimal with basic video driver" --class centos --class redhat --class os {
set isofile="$centPath/CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1611.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=CentOS\x207\x20x86_64 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" quiet xdriver=vesa nomodset askmethod
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
}
}
submenu "Debian-based..." --class debian --class os {
set dPath="$genPath/Debian-Based"
export dPath
menuentry "Elementary OS 20130810 x64" --class elementary --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$dPath/elementaryos-stable-amd64.20130810.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile quiet splash --
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 17.2 x64" --class linuxmint --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$dPath/linuxmint-17.2-mate-64bit.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz iso-scan/filename=$isofile noeject noprompt splash --
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
# Raspberry Pi
submenu "Debian... (Untested)" --class debian --class os {
menuentry "Debian 7.0 Wheezy AMD64 Installer (netinst, firmware)" --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$dPath/debian-7.0.0-amd64-firmware-netinst.iso"
loopback loop $iso
linux (loop)/install.amd/vmlinuz
initrd (loop)/install.amd/initrd.gz
}
menuentry "Debian 7.0 Wheezy AMD64 Live system (GNOME, firmware/non-free)" --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$dPath/debian-live-7.0.0-amd64-gnome-desktop+nonfree.iso"
loopback loop $iso
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live
initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
}
menuentry 'Debian 8.2.0 amd64-netinst' --class debian --class os {
set isofile='$dPath/debian-8.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso'
set initrdfile='/boot/debianinitrd.gz'
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/install.amd/vmlinuz vga=791 iso-scan/ask_second_pass=true iso-scan/filename=$isofile
initrd $initrdfile
}
}
# Devuan
submenu "(U/L/X/K)buntu..." --class ubuntu --class debian --class os {
set ubuntuPath="$dPath/Ubuntu"
export ubuntuPath
#search --set=ubuntu --fs-uuid 3cc3e652-0c1f-4800-8451-033754f68e6e
#configfile "($ubuntu)/boot/grub/grub.cfg"
menuentry "Ubuntu 16.10 Minimal" --class ubuntu --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$ubuntuPath/ubuntu-16.10-mini"
loopback loop $isofile
# linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile locale=en_US.UTF-8
# linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile liveimg noprompt noeject quiet splash --
linux (loop)/linux boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile locale=en_US.UTF-8
# initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
initrd (loop)/initrd.gz
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 17.10.1 Desktop 64-bit" --class ubuntu --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$ubuntuPath/ubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-amd64.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz.efi boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile locale=en_US.UTF-8
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Ubuntu 17.10.1 Server 64-bit" --class ubuntu --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$ubuntuPath/ubuntu-17.10.1-server-amd64.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/install/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile locale=en_US.UTF-8
initrd (loop)/install/initrd.gz
}
# TODO: Lubuntu
menuentry "Xbuntu 14.04 Beta - 64bit" --class xubuntu --class ubuntu --class debian --class os {
set isofile="$ubuntuPath/xubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz.efi boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile noprompt noeject splash --
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
# Mini Ubuntu in "Minimal" section.
}
# Slax
# MX Linux
# Deepin
# AntiX
# PureOS
}
submenu "Rolling/Custom/Arch..." --class arch --class os {
set rcaPath="$genPath/Arch"
export rcaPath
# Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Multiboot_USB_drive#Arch_Linux_monthly_release
# Installing from USB: "You must specify the filesystem type for loop0"
# https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=212871
# https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=226410
# https://askubuntu.com/questions/143718/mount-you-must-specify-the-filesystem-type#comment172573_143723
# https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1620387#p1620387
menuentry 'Arch Linux x64 2017-06-01' --class arch --class os {
set isofile="$genPath/Arch/archlinux-2017.06.01-x86_64.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# Leftover, unused kernel boot options that may be helpful later on.
# video=efifb fbdev noefi single
# archisolabel=ARCH_201508
# archisobasedir=arch
# archisodevice=/dev/loop0
linux (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz img_dev=/dev/sda1 img_loop=$isofile earlymodules=loop
initrd (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img
}
# Chrome/Chromium OS
# Manjaro
# TODO: Gentoo
# ArchBang
}
submenu 'Others...' --class other --class os {
set othersPath="$genPath/Others"
export othersPath
# Declarative
submenu 'NixOS...' --class nixos --class os {
set nixPath="$othersPath/NixOS"
export nixPath
menuentry 'NixOS (Gnome) 21' {
set isofile="$nixPath/nixos-gnome-21.05.1790.382039c05a1-x86_64-linux.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=NixOS-(Gnome)-21 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" rd.live.image quiet
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
}
menuentry 'NixOS 21.05.1790.382039c05a1 Installer ' --class installer {
linux /boot/bzImage ${isoboot} init=/nix/store/603911zc5920x498npg2nrl4861nd9a4-nixos-system-nixos-21.05.1790.382039c05a1/init root=LABEL=nixos-gnome-21.05-x86_64 boot.shell_on_fail loglevel=4
initrd /boot/initrd
}
menuentry 'NixOS (Gnome) 21 3' {
set isofile="$nixPath/nixos-gnome-21.05.1790.382039c05a1-x86_64-linux.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
source /EFI/boot/grub.cfg
}
menuentry 'NixOS (Gnome) 21 4' {
set isofile="$nixPath/nixos-gnome-21.05.1790.382039c05a1-x86_64-linux.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux /boot/bzImage ${isoboot} init=/nix/store/603911zc5920x498npg2nrl4861nd9a4-nixos-system-nixos-21.05.1790.382039c05a1/init root=LABEL=nixos-gnome-21.05-x86_64 boot.shell_on_fail loglevel=4
initrd (loop)/boot/initrd
}
menuentry 'NixOS (Gnome) 21 5' {
set isofile="$nixPath/nixos-gnome-21.05.1790.382039c05a1-x86_64-linux.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/boot/bzImage "$isoboot" init=/nix/store/603911zc5920x498npg2nrl4861nd9a4-nixos-system-nixos-21.05.1790.382039c05a1/init root=LABEL=nixos-gnome-21.05-x86_64 boot.shell_on_fail loglevel=4
initrd (loop)/boot/initrd
}
}
# Slackware
# TODO: Bohdi
# Alpine
# CRUX
# PopOS!
# Mandriva/PCLinuxOX
# Dog Linux
# Puppy OS (use Dog Linux instead)
# Sparky Linux
}
}
submenu 'Minimal...' --class minimal --class linux --class os {
set minimalPath="$linuxPath/Minimal"
export minimalPath
menuentry "CorePlus ISO" --class tinycore --class os {
set isofile="$minimalPath/CorePlus-current.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
#linux (loop)/boot/bzImage --
linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz --
# Add ' loglevel=3 cde showapps desktop=flwm_topside' ?
#initrd (loop)/boot/tinycore.gz
initrd (loop)/boot/core.gz
}
menuentry "CorePlus (Variant 2)" --class tinycore --class os {
set isofile="$minimalPath/CorePlus-current.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz
initrd (loop)/boot/core.gz
}
# Maybe CorePlus is better.
menuentry "Tinycore (Obsolete?)" --class tinycore --class os {
set isofile="$minimalPath/TinyCore-current.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz
#linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz quiet cde iso=/mnt/sd[x]X$isofile
#initrd (loop)/boot/tinycore.gz
initrd (loop)/boot/core.gz
}
menuentry "Damn Small Linux (DWY)" --class damnsmall --class os {
# set isofile="$minimalPath/dsl-4.4.10.iso"
set isofile="$minimalPath/dsl-4.4.10_debug.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# Main Error: Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. Dropping you to a (very limited) shell. Press reset button to quit. Additional builtin commands available: cat mount umount insmod rmmod lsmod. knoppix#
# Possibly innocuous error:
# kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
# https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/kmod-failed-to-exec-sbin-modprobe-s-k-scsi_hostadapter-errno-%3D-2-a-214941/
# Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
# Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
# Using 'linux' seems to be the source of the kernel panic, and maybe the VFS mount root fs problem as well
# Maybe try this instead later: https://gist.github.com/oxplot/2041319 (broken now)
# linux16 /boot/bootdistro/damnsmall/isolinux/linux24 knoppix_dir=damnsmall ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# initrd16 /boot/bootdistro/damnsmall/isolinux/minirt24.gz
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 knoppix_dir=damnsmall ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# initrd16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 knoppix_dir=$isofile/KNOPPIX ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# initrd16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux bootfrom=/dev/sda2$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us lang=us
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda2$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us lang=us
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda2$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us lang=us
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language=us lang=us
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda2$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us lang=en
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us lang=en
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=damnsmall ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# initrd (loop)/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=$isofile/KNOPPIX ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=dsl-4.4.10.iso/KNOPPIX ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile knoppix_dir=damnsmall ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 apm=power-off vga=794 nomce noscsi noideraid nosound nofirewire quiet xmodule=vesa loglevel=0 nolapic_timer noeject lang=us
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile apm=power-off vga=794 nomce noscsi noideraid nosound nofirewire quiet xmodule=vesa loglevel=0 nolapic_timer noeject lang=us
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=/dev/sda1$isofile/KNOPPIX ramdisk_size=100000 lang=en apm=power-off nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/sda1$isofile knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/sda1 ro lang=us toram noeject frugal
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/sda1 ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 08:01
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # kernel panic. unable to open initial console. no init found. init=
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 init=/etc/init ro lang=us toram noeject frugal
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 init=/bin/bash ro lang=us toram noeject frugal
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1$iso ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1$iso knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 root=/dev/hda1$iso knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX knoppix_name=KNOPPIX ro lang=us toram noeject frugal # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# initrd16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile # #
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # VFS: Mounted root. Sy: Can't open Sy. Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX acpi=force # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile root=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX acpi=force # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=power-off vga=normal nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # nomce: Can't open nomce. Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=power-off vga=normal noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # #
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile root=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us apm=power-off vga=normal noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # #
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init apm=power-off vga=791 noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix iso-scan/filename=$isofile nomodeset # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init apm=power-off vga=791 noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX iso-scan/filename=$isofile nomodeset # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic quiet BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX iso-scan/filename=$isofile # Guru meditation error
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 debug isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 debug isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 debug isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=KNOPPIX KNOPPIX_DIR=KNOPPIX # Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry. ...
# linux16 (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 debug isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=knoppix KNOPPIX_DIR=knoppix # VFS...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 debug isofrom=/dev/hda1$isofile ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce noapic BOOT_IMAGE=knoppix knoppix_dir=knoppix KNOPPIX_DIR=knoppix # Guru ...
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us
# linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 init=/etc/init bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us
echo linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 init=/etc/init bootfrom=/dev/hda1$isofile acpi=off keyboard=us language-us BOOT_IMAGE=expert
read
linux (loop)/boot/isolinux/linux24 init=/etc/init bootfrom=/dev/hda1$iso_path acpi=off keyboard=us language-us BOOT_IMAGE=expert
initrd (loop)/boot/isolinux/minirt24.gz
}
# TODO: Mini Ubuntu # Ubuntu/Debian-based
# BunsenLabs Linux
}
submenu 'Admin/Recovery...' --class recovery --class linux --class os {
set arPath="$linuxPath/Admin-Recovery"
export arPath
submenu "Finnix (Untested)..." --class finnix --class recovery --class os {
menuentry "Boot Finnix 109 (64-bit) (Untested)" {
set isofile="$arPath/finnix-111.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/boot/x86/linux64 findiso=$isofile vga=791 nomodeset quiet --
initrd (loop)/boot/x86/initrd.xz
}
menuentry "Boot Finnix 109 (64-bit, text mode) (Untested)" {
set isofile="$arPath/finnix-111.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux /boot/x86/linux64 findiso=$isofile vga=normal nomodeset quiet --
initrd /boot/x86/initrd.xz
}
}
submenu "GRML (Untested)..." --class grml --class recovery --class os {
menuentry "GRML - the sysadmins best friend" {
set isofile="$arPath/grml96-full_2014.11.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
set root=(loop)
configfile /boot/grub/loopback.cfg
}
# https://github.com/grml/grml-live/blob/3ac646b41e6ce3aa58ff914bf2ba5d52d157d125/templates/boot/grub/%25SHORT_NAME%25_default.cfg
menuentry "grml64-full - copy Grml to RAM" {
set isofile="$arPath/grml96-full_2014.11.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
set root=(loop)
set gfxpayload=keep
echo 'Loading kernel...'
linux (loop)/boot/grml64full/vmlinuz apm=power-off boot=live nomce net.ifnames=0 "${loopback}" "${kernelopts}" toram=grml64-full.squashfs live-media-path="(loop)/live/grml64-full/" bootid=0fdfb62c-40af-40b9-9387-014232eb1f74
echo 'Loading initrd...'
initrd (loop)/boot/grml64full/initrd.img
}
}
# SystemRescue # Arch-based
}
submenu 'Pentesting...' --class pentest --class linux --class os {
set penPath="$linuxPath/Pentesting"
export penPath
menuentry "kali-linux-1.1.0a-amd64 (Untested)" --class kali --class pentest --class os {
set isofile="$penPath/kali-linux-1.1.0a-amd64.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live findiso=$isofile noconfig=sudo username=root hostname=kali
initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
}
# Parrot OS
# Use Kali instead.
menuentry "BackTrack 5 (Obsolete)" --class backtrack --class kali --class pentest --class os {
loopback loop "$penPath/BT5-GNOME-64.iso"
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/BT5-GNOME-64.iso noeject noprompt splash --
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
}
submenu 'Anonymous/Privacy/Ephemeral...' --class privacy --class linux --class os {
set privPath="$linuxPath/Privacy"
export privPath
menuentry "TAILS - The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Untested)" --class tails --class privacy --class os {
set isofile="$privPath/tails-i386-0.17.2.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live config live-media=removable nopersistent noprompt quiet timezone=America/New_York block.events_dfl_poll_msecs=1000 splash nox11autologin module=Tails findiso=$isofile quiet_
initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
}
# Debian-based
menuentry "Knoppix (DWY)" --class knoppix --class privacy --class os {
set isofile="$arPath/knoppix.iso"
}
}
submenu 'Other/More Specific/Focused' --class special --class linux --class os {
set specialPath="$linuxPath/Special"
export specialPath
submenu 'LibreELEC...' --class libreelec --class special --class os {
menuentry "LibreELEC Live (Other Partition Root) ()" --class libreelec {
probe --set libreelecuuid --fs-uuid hd0,msdos2
export libreelecuuid
set root=(hd0,msdos2)
linux /KERNEL boot=UUID=${libreelecuuid} live quiet
}
menuentry "LibreELEC Installer (Other Partition Root) ()" --class libreelec {
probe --set libreelecuuid --fs-uuid hd0,msdos2
export libreelecuuid
set root=(hd0,msdos2)
linux /KERNEL boot=UUID=${libreelecuuid} installer quiet
}
menuentry "LibreELEC Live (Subdir) (Broken)" --class libreelec {
linux "$fsPath/LibreELEC/KERNEL" boot=UUID=${rootuuid} live quiet
}
menuentry "LibreELEC Installer (Subdir) (Broken)" --class libreelec {
linux "$fsPath/LibreELEC/KERNEL" boot=UUID=${rootuuid} installer quiet
}
}
submenu 'TrueNAS... (DWY)' --class truenas --class special --class os {
# Error: Not a bootable disk, even with partition boot flag set..
menuentry 'TrueNAS/FreeNAS Core 12.0-U8.1 ISO chain (DWY)' --class truenas --class special --class os {
set isoFile="$specialPath/TrueNAS-12.0-U8.1.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora-WS-Live-32-1-6 iso-scan/filename="$isofile" rd.live.image quiet
# initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
# chainload (loop)/boot/loader
chainloader +1
boot
}
# Error: Freeze/hang, even without chainload/boot commands
menuentry 'TrueNAS/FreeNAS Core 12.0-U8.1 ISO kfreebsd (DWY)' --class truenas --class special --class os {
insmod part_gpt
insmod zfs
insmod bsd
nativedisk
search --no-floppy --set -l boot-pool
kfreebsd /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/kernel
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/if_qlxgbe.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/ipmi.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/smbus.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/modules/openzfs.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/smartpqi.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/ocs_fc.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/if_bnxt.ko
kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/ispfw.ko
set kFreeBSD.vfs.root.mountfrom=zfs:boot-pool/ROOT/default
chainloader +1
boot
}
# Error: invalid magic number
menuentry 'TrueNAS/FreeNAS Core 12.0-U8.1 Part Kernel (DWY)' --class truenas --class special --class os {
probe --set truenasuuid --fs-uuid hd0,msdos4
export truenasuuid
set root=(hd0,msdos4)
linux /boot/kernel/kernel boot=UUID=${truenasuuid} live quiet
}
# Error: Invalid partition table
menuentry 'TrueNAS/FreeNAS Core 12.0-U8.1 Part Raw (DWY)' --class truenas --class special --class os {
probe --set truenasuuid --fs-uuid hd0,msdos4
export truenasuuid
set root=(hd0,msdos4)
chainloader +1
boot
}
# Direct EFI boot to partition's specific file:
# error cannot open boot lua loader lua no such file
}
# OwnCloud # Installs on existing OS
# SteamOS # A UEFI package
# AV Linux
## Minecraft
# TODO: MineCRUX
}
}
submenu "Windows/DOS..." --class windows --class desktop --class os {
set winDOSPath="$isoPath/Win-DOS"
export winDOSPath
menuentry "Win10 21H2 Chainload (Untested)" --class win10 --class windows --class os {
loopback loop "$isoPath/Win10_21H2_English_x64.iso"
chainloader (loop)
}
menuentry "win7 Chainload (Untested)" --class win7 --class windows --class os {
loopback loop "$isoPath/win7.iso"
chainloader (loop)
}
menuentry "Microsoft Windows x86_64 UEFI-GPT Setup (Doesn't work)" --class win7 --class windows --class os {
insmod usbms
insmod part_gpt
insmod part_msdos
insmod fat
insmod search_fs_uuid
insmod chain
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 01D0DC21970FC910
#chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
chainloader (${root})/efi/Microsoft/Boot/cdboot_noprompt.efi
}
submenu "Windows PE..." --class winpe --class windows --class os {
menuentry "WinPE 1a" --class winpe --class windows --class os {
set root=(hd0,msdos5)
boot
}
menuentry "WinPE 1b" --class winpe --class windows --class os {
set root=(hd0,msdos5)
chainloader +1
}
menuentry "WinPE 2" --class winpe --class windows --class os {
rootnoverify (hd0,msdos5)
chainloader +1
}
}
submenu "MS-DOS..." --class msdos --class windows --class os {
menuentry "MS-DOS" --class msdos --class windows --class os {
set isofile="$winDOSPath/DOS6.22_bootdisk.iso"
set gfxpayload=text
linux16 "$memdiskPath" raw
initrd16 "$isofile"
}
menuentry "MS-DOS 2" --class msdos --class windows --class os {
set isofile="$winDOSPath/DOS6.22_bootdisk.iso"
linux16 "$memdiskPath" bigraw
initrd16 "$isofile"
}
}
menuentry "Grub4dos (Untested)" --class grub4dos --class windows --class os {
linux "$grub4dosPath"
}
menuentry "Free Dos from iso using memdisk 4.05 (Untested)" --class freedos --class windows --class os {
set isofile="/OS/fdbasecd.iso"
linux16 $memdiskPath iso
initrd16 (hd0,6)$isofile
}
}
# Mac(intosh/(i)OS)?
}
submenu "Utils... (Untested)" --class tools {
# I keep this around for some reason. Something about a major version difference. Compatibility maybe? MBR?
set oldMemtestISOPath="$memdiskPath/Memtest86-4.3.7.iso"
set memtestISOPath="$memdiskPath/Memtest86-7.3.iso"
export oldMemtestISOPath
export memtestISOPath
menuentry "Memtest 86+" --class memtest --class tools {
set isofile="$memtestISOPath"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux16 (loop)/isolinux/memtest iso-scan/filename="$isofile"
}
submenu "SpinRite..." --class spinrite --class tools {
menuentry "SpinRite 6.0 (raw)" {
set isofile="$toolPath/SpinRite 6.0/SpinRite.img"
set gfxpayload=text
linux16 "$memdiskPath" raw
initrd16 "$isofile"
}
# Source: http://codeverge.com/grc.techtalk.linux/grub-booting-spinrite-image-got-it-working/1617093
menuentry "SpinRite 6.0 (bigraw)" {
set isofile="$toolPath/SpinRite 6.0/SpinRite.img"
set gfxpayload=text
linux16 "$memdiskPath" bigraw
initrd16 "$isofile"
}
}
# If I want direct access to TestDisk/PhotoRec, maybe look into bundling FreeDOS to run them: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Create_a_TestDisk_FreeDos_LiveCD
# Or just use Finnix / Fedora*Live / Other Rescues
# Source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot/Examples#Gparted
menuentry 'GParted 64-bit ISO' --class gparted --class tools {
#set gfxpayload=text # ~= vga='normal'
# isofile_abspath is relative to LiveUSB root.
set isofile_abspath="$toolPath/gparted-live-0.28.1-1-amd64.iso"
# isofile_devpath is relative to (and begins with) '/dev'
set isofile_devpath="${devroot}${isofile_abspath}"
# "mount" the ISO
loopback loop "(${root})${isofile_abspath}"
# Following (single!) line adapted from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Multiboot_USB_drive#GParted_Live
linux '(loop)/live/vmlinuz' boot='live' union='overlay' username='user' config components noswap noeject toram='filesystem.squashfs' ip='' nosplash findiso="${isofile_abspath}"
# start RAMdisk from device=loop
initrd '(loop)/live/initrd.img'
}
menuentry "Parted Magic (Untested)" --class partedmagic --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/pmagic.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/pmagic/bzImage iso_filename=$isofile edd=off load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw gfxpayload=800x600x16 loglevel=9 max_loop=256 vmalloc=384MiB keymap=dvorak
initrd (loop)/pmagic/initrd.img
}
menuentry "SystemRescueCd" --class systemrescue --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/systemrescuecd-x86-4.5.3.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# linux (loop)/isolinux/rescuecd isoloop"=$isofile" setkmap=us docache dostartx
# Or linux (loop)/isolinux/rescue32
# Or linux (loop)/isolinux/rescue64
linux (loop)/isolinux/rescue64 isoloop="$isofile" setkmap=us docache dostartx
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initram.igz
}
menuentry "CloneZilla" --class clonezilla --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/clonezilla-live-2.5.0-25-amd64.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
# linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live live-config union=aufs nolocales noprompt gfxpayload=800x600x16 ip=frommedia findiso="$isofile"
# initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
# linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz initrd=/live/initrd.img boot=live union=overlay username=user config components quiet noswap edd=on nomodeset locales= keyboard-layouts= ocs_live_run="ocs-live-general" ocs_live_extra_param="" ocs_live_batch="no" vga=788 ip= net.ifnames=0 nosplash i915.blacklist=yes radeonhd.blacklist=yes nouveau.blacklist=yes vmwgfx.enable_fbdev=1
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz
initrd /live/initrd.img boot=live union=overlay username=user config components quiet noswap edd=on nomodeset locales= keyboard-layouts= ocs_live_run="ocs-live-general" ocs_live_extra_param="" ocs_live_batch="no" vga=788 ip= net.ifnames=0 nosplash i915.blacklist=yes radeonhd.blacklist=yes nouveau.blacklist=yes vmwgfx.enable_fbdev=1
}
# Source: https://askubuntu.com/a/880484
menuentry "Clonezilla 2" --class clonezilla --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/clonezilla-live-2.5.0-25-amd64.iso"
loopback loop "$isofile"
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz boot=live components config findiso=$isofile ip=frommedia toram=filesystem.squashfs union=overlay username=user
initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
}
menuentry "DBAN ISO (Untested)" --class dban --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/dban.iso"
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/DBAN.BZI nuke="dwipe" iso-scan/filename=$isofile silent --
}
menuentry "PC-Doctor (Untested)" --class pcdoctor --class tools {
loopback loop /boot/iso/pcdd1780.iso
linux (loop)/[BOOT]/Bootable_2.88M.img
}
menuentry "Hardware Detection Tool from iso using memdisk 4.05 (Untested)" --class hdt --class memtest --class tools {
linux16 $memdiskPath iso
initrd16 /customboot/hdt.iso
}
submenu "Ultimate Boot CDs..." --class systemrescue --class tools {
# Source: dann.com.br...
menuentry "Hiren's boot CD using grub.exe" --class ubcd --class systemrescue --class grub4dos --class tools {
set hbcdPath="$toolPath/HBCD"
set menuLstPath="$hbcdPath/menu.lst"
set isofile="$toolPath/Hiren's.BootCD.15.2.iso"
linux16 "$dosGRUBPath" --config-file="find --set-root $menuLstPath configfile $menuLstPath"
}
menuentry "Hiren's boot CD using memdisk 4.05" --class ubcd --class systemrescue --class memdisk --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/Hiren's.BootCD.15.2.iso"
linux16 $memdiskPath iso
initrd16 (hd0,6)$isofile
}
menuentry "Ultimate Boot CD iso using memdisk 4.05" --class ubcd --class systemrescue --class memdisk --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/UBCD4WinBuilder.iso"
linux16 $memdiskPath iso
initrd16 (hd0,6)$isofile
}
menuentry "UBCD with MEMDISK (Untested)" --class ubcd --class systemrescue --class memdisk --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/ubcd502.iso"
linux16 $memdiskPath iso raw
initrd $isofile
}
menuentry "UBCD with grub4dos (Untested)" --class ubcd --class systemrescue --class grub4dos --class tools {
set isofile="$toolPath/ubcd502.iso"
linux16 "$grub4dosPath" --config-file="map (rd) (hd32) map --hook root (hd32) chainloader (hd32)"
initrd $isofile
}
}
menuentry "Ophcrack" --class ophcrack --class tools {
menuentry "Ophcrack No Tables (Untested)" {
set isofile="$toolPath/ophcrack-notables.iso"
set gfxpayload=text
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/null rw lang=en_US kmap=dvorak autologin iso-scan/filename=$isofile
initrd (loop)/boot/rootfs.gz
}
menuentry "Ophcrack Vista/7 Tables (Untested)" {
set isofile="$toolPath/ophcrack-vistatables.iso"
set gfxpayload=text
loopback loop $isofile
linux (loop)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/null rw lang=en_US kmap=dvorak autologin iso-scan/filename=$isofile
initrd (loop)/boot/rootfs.gz
}
}
}
# Source: https://github.com/thias/glim/blob/master/grub2/grub.cfg
menuentry '--------------------------------' { # Empty line
true
}
# TODO: fix bug: Causes later comments to not be ignored properly.. for loop line??
# menuentry "Scan for OS on internal HDD (Untested)" --class scanhdd --class os {
# insmod regexp
# insmod ahci
# insmod part_msdos
# for x in (ahci0,*) do
# if [ -f "$x/grub/grub.cfg" ] then
# menuentry "Load Config from $x" $x --class scanhdd --class os {
# root=$2
# configfile /grub/grub.cfg
# }
# fi
# if [ -f "$x/boot/grub/grub.cfg" ] then
# menuentry "Load Config from $x" $x --class scanhdd --class os {
# root=$2
# configfile /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# }
# fi
# done
# }
# Source: https://github.com/thias/glim/blob/master/grub2/grub.cfg
menuentry '--------------------------------' { # Empty line
true
}
menuentry 'System setup (DWY)' --class setup {
fwsetup
}
menuentry "System shutdown" --class shutdown {
echo "System shutting down..."
halt
}
menuentry "System restart" --class restart {
echo "System rebooting..."
reboot
}
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ajfmo commented Oct 3, 2017

Hello, this looks lit! So far I cannot use any of this rigth now, I'm newbiew with grub4dos menu commands, But I would like to build a custom menu that works fast and looks good. can you give some tips(e.g. how to a custom splashimage?) please...

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oldalfer commented Jan 31, 2018

I had to extract the ISO for Windows 7,8.1,& 10 and put them on an NTFS partition on a usb drive. With a small linux partition on the front.

working

menuentry 'Windows 10' {
set root=(hd0,7)
insmod part_msdos ### This line is not necessary ###
insmod ntfs ### This line is not necessary ###
insmod ntldr
drivemap -s (hd0) ${root} ### This line is not necessary ###
ntldr /bootmgr
}

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shamilbi commented Mar 15, 2018

Need to re-declare variables inside sub-menus because they open a new "context"..... great..

export var
grub manual

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grechen commented Apr 5, 2018

Any idea how to boot TENS (trusted end node security? either as frugal install or iso?

thanks

@paulotate
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paulotate commented Apr 15, 2018

install iso tens in rufus (it does not work in uefi mode only legacy)

@OmaKing
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OmaKing commented May 3, 2018

Hello, I don't understand $grub4dosPath, $toolPath, $hbcdPath, and $menuLstPath.

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Lokawn commented May 30, 2018

hi, when i try to boot from live iso my system give error "Secure boot forbids loading module from (hd0,gpt9)." I have Kde Neon user edition installed on sda9 and iso file located on an ntfs patition (hd0,gpt5). Is it necessary to disable secure boot or is there any workaround?
And is it necessary to add gpt before partiton number

@AvinashReddy3108
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AvinashReddy3108 commented Mar 3, 2019

I had to extract the ISO for Windows 7,8.1,& 10 and put them on an NTFS partition on a usb drive. With a small linux partition on the front.

working

menuentry 'Windows 10' {
set root=(hd0,7)
insmod part_msdos ### This line is not necessary ###
insmod ntfs ### This line is not necessary ###
insmod ntldr
drivemap -s (hd0) ${root} ### This line is not necessary ###
ntldr /bootmgr
}

I had to include this line insmod ntfscomp to make it work..

@verndog
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verndog commented Apr 17, 2019

Unfortunately, Secure Boot won't allow booting loop ISO's.

@agumonkey
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agumonkey commented May 11, 2019

Hi,

I just used your live elementaryos entry with great success. Thank you so much

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Pysis868 commented Feb 8, 2022

@ajfmo: My knowledge is limited, so I would just say whichever articles you find searching online.

@shamilbi: Swear I had tried that, and this config is annoying to test, but added the change, thanks.. Maybe I tested it earlier using a longer line like in bash with an assignment as well and found it didn't work, so removed it earlier.

@grechen: I don't know much about all of this, so I would just search for common boot strategies that I find online on Q&A sites, wiki article collections, GitHub or other online source repositories for popular projects like Rufus, or dig into the ISO/package file itself and copy that completely or partially and check OS manuals if that still doesn't work. Seems like paulotate recommends that Rufus does support booting that OS image, and only using the 'legacy' mode option.

@OmaKing: They are paths for the other utilities to help save writing the complete path manually and repeatedly, but also allows for more efficient, automatic changes by only updating the variable.

@verndog I probably need to explore more EFI booting options, at least to work with a Chromebook I have.

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