Remaining issues for the multi desktop DVD

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Jan 13 14:49:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 13:36 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On 1/12/11 1:16 PM, David Riches wrote:
> > Purely out of curiosity (and my involvement in multiboot-media- 
> > creator) any chance of specifics where the box would not boot from the  
> > cd with grub, but would when it was installed?
> > 
> > Our testing with mmc hasn't shown this behavior is all, so I would  
> > appreciate more info
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> Hrm, apparently my memory is failing me.  Nobody else remembers doing
> the grub on a CD test way back when, but they all seem to indicate that
> it is a bad idea with grub(1), and grub2 is just too untested.

Remember, this isn't a CD medium. It's of a size that's only going to
fit on a dual-layer DVD or a USB stick. So the relevant scenarios are
not 'any system with an optical drive' but 'systems likely to have
dual-layer capable DVD drives' (or, I guess, BD drives) and USB booting,
which is I believe rather different from CD/DVD booting?
Adam Williamson
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