How can I add Ubuntu ISO to Boot?

#1
I have Windows XP and Windows 7 dualboot. I'm using Windows 7 bootloader as default.

I tried to add ISOs of Windows and ATIH versions. They worked.

But Ubuntu and Kubuntu ISO's don't boot. They gave kernel panic error, I didn't note the error code. I want to use Ubuntu without install, from LiveCD. I searched google, but couldn't find a solution.

Is the problem about Ubuntu or about my computer configuration or Windows 7 bootloader?

I didn't try NeoGrub or other Linux distros.

What are your suggestions?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Most Linux install CDs are incompatible with the method used by EasyBCD to boot from an ISO image. You could extract the CD to a folder on your drive, and use NeoGrub to boot it though.
 
#3
I installed neogrub. Could you please explain how the menu.lst has to look like? I extracted the content of Ubuntu CD to my USB Pen Device into folder ubuntu. What to do next? :
Code:
G:\ububntu>dir
 Datenträger in Laufwerk G: ist WIN
 Volumeseriennummer: EAF2-E34C

 Verzeichnis von G:\ububntu

15.05.2010  11:43    <DIR>          .
15.05.2010  11:43    <DIR>          ..
29.04.2010  14:56    <DIR>          .disk
29.04.2010  14:56    <DIR>          casper
29.04.2010  14:55    <DIR>          dists
29.04.2010  14:56    <DIR>          install
29.04.2010  14:56    <DIR>          isolinux
29.04.2010  14:55    <DIR>          pics
29.04.2010  14:55    <DIR>          pool
29.04.2010  14:55    <DIR>          preseed
29.04.2010  14:54               143 autorun.inf
29.04.2010  14:56             4.530 md5sum.txt
29.04.2010  14:55               225 README.diskdefines
29.04.2010  14:56                 0 ubuntu
26.04.2010  19:06         1.469.477 wubi.exe
               5 Datei(en),      1.474.375 Bytes
              10 Verzeichnis(se),  2.772.852.736 Bytes frei
Code:
There are a total of 5 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows Setup
Timeout: 30 seconds.
EasyBCD Boot Device: G:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows Setup
BCD ID: {default}
Device: [boot]\sources\boot.wim
Bootloader Path: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Vista
BCD ID: {8036aa31-54fa-11df-bc11-00214f5808b9}
Device: [boot]\vistafiles\sources\boot.wim
Bootloader Path: \Windows\System32\Boot\winload.exe

Entry #3
Name: Paragon Partion
BCD ID: {6f48ee92-54fc-11df-b480-00214f5808b9}
Device: boot
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr

Entry #4
Name: ct Notfall2010
BCD ID: {17b6a8a0-55c0-11df-b17e-00214f5808b9}
Device: [boot]\pe7files\SOURCES\BOOT.WIM
Bootloader Path: \Windows\System32\Boot\winload.exe

Entry #5
Name: NeoGrub Bootloader
BCD ID: {f45d844d-6006-11df-8c7a-00214f5808b9}
Device: boot
Bootloader Path: \NST\NeoGrub.mbr