NeoGRUB question

#1
Does anyone know of a way to boot from a CD using NeoGrub? I have a PE live CD which I really can't afford to let have access to Vista.
 

Mak 2.0

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#2
Moved out of HnS thread as this has nothing to do with that topic.

I do not think it is possible. I think you just have to boot from it. Hence being a LiveCD. Why must you deny access to your Vista drive. Just dont click on it...
 

mqudsi

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#3
You can hide the Vista partition with NeoGrub, then reboot and boot from the CD. Vista will be hidden.
 

Mak 2.0

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#4
Goes to show you how much i dont know about NeoGRUB...o.0
 

mqudsi

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#5
Well no - you are right.

NeoGrub can't really be used to boot from CD (technically it can, but it's broken). But when you hide a Vista partition, the hiding persists until you use NeoGrub to boot into it.

So you can create a new entry, something like
Code:
title Prepare to Boot from CD
hide (hdx,y) # For all vista partitions
reboot
Then boot from CD once the reboot is over.