Grub4dos utilises two different methods for booting operating systems – both of which can be used via command line or configuration file entries. Both methods. Grub4dos Guide – Introduction. All bit utilities used in the guide have been tested on a Windows XP system, all DOS utilities have been tested with a Windows. Grub4dos Guide – Fundamentals. Understanding the syntax used for devices is essential – refer to previous section Device Allocation/Numbering. When booting .

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For gfxmenu usage, see here. Download GnuWin32 Cpio for Windows tested using version 2.

This embedded menu can be changed if you wish. As grub4dos currently don’t use this feature, it might be better to hide it. A binary file init within the archive controls the menu position and colours, etc. See here for more details. The word ” noobish ” is hard to understand. During the installation of a Windows operating system a bootsector is written to the first sector of the partition on which it is installed more than one sector might be used if the partition type is NTFS.


I mean, if I am not mistaken, the “job” of grldr. Make a high resolution splashimage file 0.

Grub4dos Guide – Introduction

If command1 returns false, then command2 will be executed. Feel free to post any errors or feedback — good or bad. It is possible guid replace the above text with a user defined entry specific to individual menu items.

Alternatively grub4dos code can be written to the mbr or partition boot sector of a device. This is a sample menu. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.

Grub4dos Guide – Gfxmenu

First download and install ImageMagick Posted 26 July – Both format are supported in grub4dos. Refer to Map section here for a more detailed explanation of the above commands. Apart from specialised not a typo!

NOTE – NT based systems must be installed on the first hard disk – attempting to boot from the second hard disk will fail. It is also possible to restrict access grub44dos individual menu items when a password has been set by using the lock command, until the user enters the correct password using [p] key to gain privileged control, followed by the password any menu items designated with “lock” will not be accessible.

To run from the command line omit the title command entry.

It allows faster loading, yes. See here for instructions on how to add a menu.


If Grub4dos code is installed to a CD or Floppy device, then grldr must be present on the boot device. If multiple devices contain ntldrthe first one found will be set as the root device.

Grub4dos allows you to make a multiboot multipass drive. Devices must be made root in order to boot from them. You can find some pre-made 14 colour compressed x backgrounds in the Beta Downloads page. The XPM format is no longer supported by grub4dos. You can use a bit value to set both the highlight background colour and the text colour: Posted 03 January – Hope this can help.

Grub4dos is used in most of my tutorials and is well worth getting to know it, if you are interested in making your own multi-boot drives. See below for example output after using the root command, using rootnoverify does not provide any feedback. When booting Grub4dos with a password protected configuration file the default instructions will change from .