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Boot LiveDVD.iso by Grub4dos iso emulation


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hodgestructure

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Following the tutorial by hecabe,

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=151861

I have made a working Snow Leopard 10.6.4 LiveDVD.

But I want to do something more.

Grub4dos has a feature called "ISO emulation", by which one can boot from iso directly.

When I boot my computer, I got grub4dos menu, then I typed the following commands:

title Snow Leopard LivDVD ISO
map --mem (hd0,0)/ISO/Mac-Live.iso (hd32)
map --hook
map (hd32) (hd0) #with this line or without
chainloader (hd32)
boot

it continues to boot from Mac-Live.iso, but finally it stops with a message

"still waiting for root device" , and repeat this message again and again.

My question : Is any way to boot directly from Snow Leopard LiveDVD iso?

(I think we may modify some files...)

The reason for which I want to boot from iso are:

1. I don't have a built-in DVD rom. I tested the LiveDVD by an external DVD rom.

2. Booting from iso is much faster that booting from DVD rom.


3. I can use LiveUSB, but I prefer to use LiveDVD iso, because I like grub4dos.
With ISO emulation, I don't have create many partitions. (I have many bootable ISO,
for example, BartPE, Win7PE, Ubuntu...etc)

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Can you poste a picture of your verbose screen?

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Have you find a solution?

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Have you find a solution?


No. I will post a screenshot later. But I don't think the screenshot helps anything.

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Still waiting for root device arises from the system's inability to find a mountable block device--most of the time this happens because there isnt a kext loaded to take care of the hardware where the disk is connected (ie, no diskcontroller kext). Its possible(worrisome) that grub4dos is doing some sata controller emulation and u simply dont have the right kext to handle the emulated device.





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