Category Archives: Grub2

GRUB 2 is a rewrite of GRUB, although it shares many characteristics with the previous version, now known as GRUB Legacy.


Boot WinPE via WimBoot from Grub2 and iPXE

wimboot is a boot loader for WinPE (.wim). You can use wimboot to boot WinPE from Grub2 in Legacy mode and iPXE in UEFI mode. Introduction Grub2 iPXE Introduction AIO Boot uses wimboot to boot WinPE when it can not directly use Windows Boot Manager. In fact wimboot will boot Windows Boot Manager from RAM … Continue reading Boot WinPE via WimBoot from Grub2 and iPXE

 

Grub2 File Manager – List devices and files

Grub2 File Manager helps you browse the list of devices and files, it also supports reading text files, opening ISO files and partition images. Grub2 File Manager Command Grub2 File Manager From the Grub2 main menu, press d for quick access to the File Manager menu. Here is the Grub2 script I wrote for AIO … Continue reading Grub2 File Manager – List devices and files

 

Change Grub2 background image, language and font size

AIO Boot uses the Grub2 default theme for the fastest boot speed. Instead, you can change the background, language, and font size of Grub2. Introduction Background image Languages Fonts Introduction AIO Boot has used the default theme of Grub2 since its initial release. It is quite nice, lightweight and of course is best suited for … Continue reading Change Grub2 background image, language and font size

 

Boot Windows from Grub2 command line

Grub2 is a powerful boot loader and supports booting most operating systems. This article will guide you to boot Windows from Grub2 command line. Although you can scan and boot into most of the operating systems installed on computers such as Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and macOS from the AIO Boot’s Grub2 menu. But Windows is … Continue reading Boot Windows from Grub2 command line

 

Boot Grub2 with Secure Boot using Shim and MOK Manager

Secure Boot is designed to prevent non-Windows OS from booting. However, you can still boot Grub2 with Secure Boot using Shim and MOK Manager. And from Grub2, you can boot into other operating systems. Introduction Boot Grub2 with Secure Boot Limitation Introduction My computer does not have Secure Boot, I have not been able to test … Continue reading Boot Grub2 with Secure Boot using Shim and MOK Manager

 

Boot Linux from the ISO file

AIO Boot supports booting most Linux distributions from ISO files. Just copy the ISO file to a folder and boot it from Grub2. AIO Boot loopback.cfg How to boot Linux from ISO file using loopback.cfg? Ubuntu Linux Mint Debian 9 Manjaro 17 AIO Boot AIO Boot can automatically detect the ISO files that support loopback.cfg … Continue reading Boot Linux from the ISO file

 

PartIMG Mapper – Boot most Linux operating systems from ISO

PartIMG Mapper has the same features as Partition Image Mapper, but it runs directly on Grub2 and Grub4dos without Windows. Introduction PartIMG Mapper Overlapping partitions Windows Introduction Partition Image Mapper is a tool that allows you to temporarily use the partition image as a real partition. PartIMG Mapper is similar, please refer to Partition Image Mapper … Continue reading PartIMG Mapper – Boot most Linux operating systems from ISO

 

Grub2 parttool command and Partition Tools menu of AIO Boot

AIO Boot v0.9.7 has added the Partition Tools menu. This menu uses the Grub2 parttool command to help change some attributes of the partitions. This article will introduce this menu and instruct you to use this command manually. List disk devices and partitions parttool Active Partition type Hide Partition Tools Delete partition List disk devices … Continue reading Grub2 parttool command and Partition Tools menu of AIO Boot

 

Install Grub2 on USB and HDD from Windows

Grub2 is a very powerful boot loader, developed by GNU. You can easily install Grub2 from Windows with just a few commands. Grub2 supports both UEFI and Legacy BIOS modes. It is capable of booting most Windows, Linux, BSD and macOS operating systems. For more information on Grub2, please refer to the GNU GRUB Manual. Grub2 … Continue reading Install Grub2 on USB and HDD from Windows

 

Boot OpenBSD and NetBSD from Grub2

OpenBSD and NetBSD are two popular BSD operating systems. You can boot, install OpenBSD and NetBSD from Grub2 without losing data. The way to do it here is similar to how to do it with FreeBSD. We also use Partition Image Mapper to avoid data loss. Please refer to the related articles for more details. Download … Continue reading Boot OpenBSD and NetBSD from Grub2