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Notice 26/Aug/2014: A new release with up to date programs will be available in september for testing.


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Plop Linux - Boot from ISO


The ISO file can be on a local drive, a network drive, on a TFTP server, HTTP server or FTP server. See the "PXE boot" section for network examples.

You have to use the Linux command line parameter iso_filename. The ISO file is in the /iso directory.


1. GRUB2 example
2. GRUB / GRUB4DOS example
3. Syslinux example

1. GRUB2 example


The Plop Linux related part of grub.cfg

menuentry "Plop Linux ISO" {
    echo Loading Plop Linux
    set isofile="/iso/ploplinux-4.2.2.iso"
    loopback loop $isofile
    linux (loop)/syslinux/kernel/bzImage vga=1 iso_filename=$isofile
    initrd (loop)/syslinux/kernel/initramfs.gz
}

2. GRUB / GRUB4DOS example


The Plop Linux related part of menu.lst

title  Plop Linux ISO
map  /iso/ploplinux-4.2.2.iso (hd32)
map --hook
rootnoverify (hd32)
kernel ()/syslinux/kernel/bzImage vga=1 iso_filename=iso/ploplinux-4.2.2.iso
initrd ()/syslinux/kernel/initramfs.gz

3. Syslinux example


The Plop Linux related part of syslinux.cfg

label linux
    menu label Plop Linux ISO
    kernel syslinux/kernel/bzImage
    append initrd=syslinux/kernel/initramfs.gz vga=1 iso_filename=iso/ploplinux-4.2.2.iso


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