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[bugs #9841] Please add a GRUB command that can boot a CD

From: anonymous
Subject: [bugs #9841] Please add a GRUB command that can boot a CD
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 02:39:19 -0400
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[bugs #9841] Full Item Snapshot:

URL: <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=9841>
Project: GNU GRUB
Submitted by: 0
On: Sun 08/01/2004 at 02:35

Category:  Booting
Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Feature Request
Resolution:  None
Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Michael Gilbert
Originator Email:  address@hidden
Status:  Open
Release:  0.95
Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  

Summary:  Please add a GRUB command that can boot a CD

Original Submission:  Hello,

It would be very useful if the GRUB user could select a bootable CD as a boot 
option.  As I can ascertain from the grub documentation, a (cd) drive is 
available if GRUB was booted from a CD.  But it appears that this same 
functionality (the (cd) drive) is not available if GRUB was booted from a hard 

This feature could specifically be used by the user to launch windows/linux/etc 
operating system installers from their respective bootable CDs from GRUB rather 
than configuring their BIOS to boot from CD.  Combined with the map or hide 
commands, this could even be used to prevent the windows installer from 
overwritting the MBR and GRUB.  I think this feature would be very useful and 
important to the maturity and robustness of the "grand unified bootloader."

Thank you for your consideration.

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