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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Posted 13 November – Affected features include – Pressing the [c] key will not grubdos a command prompt – a commandline menu entry will however function normally.

The root device will be set as the device from which the configuration file menu.

Grub4dos Guide – Fundamentals

Posted 15 January – gru4dos Read more at http: Linux users can install grub4dos using BootIce. Even if you do not trust your English in which I can see no problems, BTW it would be useful, as I could try and “fill the blanks” and “pass” it to diddy so that he can edit it in “real English” and add to the guide a complete set of instructions. Equally color 0x91 will set blinking blue text on a blue background i.

Note that blink only works in textmode e. It can even load images into memory ram drive and run the OS from there! The following options are currently supported copied from here.

Also be aware that files within a CD or ISO image may be uppercase when accessed by grub4dos, even if they appear as lowercase when viewed in Explorer. Posted 03 January – As grub4dos currently don’t use this feature, it might be better to hide vuide. If the boot code was installed onto the MBR, then the root of all devices will be searched to find the grldr file.


Right-click the file and use 7zip – add to archive – ghide. You will need to identify the relevant command for the distro, then manually enter the configuration file entry.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. To create an encrypted password, boot Grub4dos and press [c] to access a command line interface, then type the command md5crypt – this will prompt you to enter a password and will output the chosen password as an md5 hash see figure 5.

Grub4dos internal variables and Functions Lots of menu. Write 3 chars “ons” and an ending null at Personally I find that calling a dinner jacket “tuxedo” American or “smoking” Italian is a crime against logics and semantics: Posted 15 July – It’s code can be located either in the Master Boot Record first 31 sectors on a disk or in the Partition Boot Record first sectors at the start of a partition.

Many thanks to Jaclaz and ilko for their input, suggestions and support. Note that the background colours for normal, heading, border and help text will be ignored as ggrub4dos background will always be set to transparent. For gfxmenu usage, see here.

Grub4dos is a continually evolving project, therefore some of the information contained in this guide may not apply to previous versions, or be applicable to future versions.

Later versions of grub4dos June and later can also understand individual colur settings, e. Download Grub4ds Cpio gruub4dos Windows tested using version 2. Note – use an x image to guiide it to display properly, or edit the relevant settings in c: Entering part of a command followed by the [tab] key will list all possible completions of the command.

Password options are not fully supported, although individual menu items can still be password protected. The guide is available here — a downloadable version is also available. With the newer versions of grub4dos included and used by RMPrepUSByou can use bit colour or bit or bit colour images with splashimage.


The configuration file is automatically loaded if found – grub44dos access the command line from a boot menu press the [c] key. The nest is no limit to the depth.

Grub4dos Guide – Contents

We now need to test your USB pen drive to see if it boots. The image needs to be in xpm format it can be compressed to. Even using marker files can result in unwanted behaviour if you had forgotten or didn’t know that the file was on more than one device. Any message must be appended to the title line of the menu entry.

If the timeout command is also specified, the system will wait for the set timeout period before booting the default entry. This is a sample menu. It is a very powerful environment guidd is under constant development and improvement by chenall, tinybit, yaya and many others. Thanks for the patience.

The conversion is quite good and probably better than you could do manually using a bitmap editor tool!

To add a menu. A word of caution, certain Grub4dos features will not function if using Gfxmenu. This grldr file is copied from the RMPrepUSB application folder to the target drive when you click on the ‘Install grub4dos’ button and after grubinst. The first part is the boot code which is in the first sector and some of the following sectors of the boot drive or partition. Grub4dos can boot an OS or executable from a ‘flat file’ structure or from disk image files or even ISO files. I googled it for a long time.

A binary file init within the archive controls the menu position and colours, etc. The image must have only 14 colors or less.