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Is it possible to load pxelinux or grub4dos from bootmgr?
Right now I load winpe using pxe and I tried to add a menu to load grub4dos. but it's not working.


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BOOT_USB.exe has option Add G4d to Win7 Menu

Select your Target Drive which has Boot folder and bootmgr and Then Select above option.

In Win7 OS you need to have User Account Control off.

More Info http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

However, if you want to use a WinPE Boot Image file then you don't need to select above option,
but may simply Select that image file and your Target Drive
and with GO your Grub4dos Menu and G4d entry in BootMgr Menu is made.

It works also on Non USB-drives e.g. the OS bootdrive of your fixed harddisk.

Edited by wimb, 31 July 2011 - 02:17 AM.


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if I'm using the same setup on a portable hdd it's working. But I need the same thing on PXE.

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The Grub4dos file grldr can be used as a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) boot file.

More info here http://diddy.boot-la...s/files/pxe.htm

Edited by wimb, 31 July 2011 - 03:25 AM.


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I know I can use grub first and load winpe from it. But I don't want that. I want to use windows boot manager and from it to load grub4dos. Is this possible or not? and I need this to work with pxe.

Edited by patronu, 31 July 2011 - 03:41 AM.


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I want to use windows boot manager and from it to load grub4dos. Is this possible or not?

This by itself is simply possible. Try to use BOOT_USB.exe to add such option to your existing bootmgr Menu.

If it works in PXE ?
I have no experience with PXE. May be someone else can tell you.

May be this is also interesting
http://sites.google....b/tutorials/pxe

Edited by wimb, 31 July 2011 - 03:49 AM.


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Is it possible to load pxelinux or grub4dos from bootmgr?
Right now I load winpe using pxe and I tried to add a menu to load grub4dos. but it's not working.

grub4dos can be added to BOOTMGR choices (actually to the BCD) adding an entry for grldr.mbr.
It's in the Guide allright:
http://diddy.boot-la...ws.htm#windows3

LATEST grub4dos has grub.exe directly chainloadable from NTLDR, but cannot say if it works from BOOTMGR also.

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My secondary WDS boots to PXELinux by default but I could not get WDS exceptions to work. I got the guide from here:
http://www.deployvis...US/Default.aspx

Our topic about it is here:
http://www.msfn.org/...thin-winpe-wds/
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