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GRUB for DOS is a rebuild of the GNU GRUB boot manager for DOS, and can be run under real mode DOS
GRUB for DOS is a rebuild of the GNU GRUB boot manager for DOS, and can be run under real mode DOS. It also has many new features.
For example, it can be booted through BOOT.INI of Windows (grldr) and kexec of Linux (grub4lin).
The disk emulation feature is another enhancement over GNU GRUB, and can be used to run legacy DOS/Windows9x systems with floppy or hard disk images.
Here are some key features of "GRUB for DOS":
Can be launched by NTLDR
Can be launched from linux with kexec
Can create ramdisks
Can use file as well as partition as the source of the ramdisk
Can be used as a no-emulation-mode bootable CD-ROM boot image
Has a "Chinese" special build that can display chinese help message at the console
Add device (md) that can map a specified range of memory as a ramdisk
Add device (rd) that reflect the memdisk loaded by inited
Can chainload KERNEL.SYS from FreeDOS
Can chainload NTLDR from Windows NT/2K/XP
Can chainload IO.SYS from MSDOS, Windows 95/98/ME
What's New in This Release:
Workarounds were added for the buggy USB-bootable board QDI 848E and buggy 965 boards with a SATA CDROM connected.
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