Bug#564509: closed by Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <phcoder at gmail.com> (Re: grub2: unable to chainload a disk-/cdrom-image)

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Oct 18 06:29:50 UTC 2010

reopen 564509

> Supporting hooking a device hook for this is pretty annoying and it
> works only with OSes that only use BIOS services (which are only DOS,
> and some even less used OSes). For this purpose you should use memdisk
> from syslinux package (works nicely with GRUB)

I did not ask for opinions if this feature could be considered 
annoying or not, I asked for its implementation. If you would have 
read my entire bug report you would have known that I requested this 
feature (1) because I want to boot FreeDOS from a disk image and (2) 
that I currently use memdisk from syslinux-common, but find this 
annoying and believe GRUB2 should provide this feature on its own.

  - Fabian

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