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Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:02:08 +0200
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Can you precise your point, as, to my understanding, Grub is able to
boot from CDs. For instance, Ubuntu distributions are available on CDs
and nobody complained until now they are not bootable.
Le 04/07/2012 03:04, Andy Canfield a écrit :
I have a question. Bruce Dubbs said "Ask on the grub-devel site".
I went to http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-development.html and
Those interested in its development should subscribe to the
_developers' mailing list_. As this list is a members-only list,
please subscribe to it then send e-mail to this list.
Maybe I must subscribe to "the developer's mailing list" in order to
be able to get an answer to my question. So I clicked on the link, and
what I got was a blank e-mail addressed to "address@hidden". So I
am asking. If I must subscribe to the mailing list to get the answer,
please sign me up.
Here is the question:
*Why can't grub boot from an standard bootable CD*?
I have many such CD's, such as the Microsoft Windows 98 install CD.
Why can't grub boot from that? There must be a technical reason, but
nobody says what it is. Grub can boot from all kinds of hard disks,
and from diskettes; why not CD's?
I started on an IBM 360/20 many decades ago. You dialed "0080" on the
CPU and pressed the "LOAD" button. The CPU read the first card into
address 0x0080 and jumped to it. I still think of booting in terms of
"read it into memory and jump to it". Certainly grub should be able to
use the BIOS to read the CD into memory and jump to that memory image.
Why can the BIOS do that, but grub cannot?
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