#41 Boot from iso file

rEFIt 2.0 (Future)
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nobody
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2007-02-18
2007-02-17
Anonymous
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Boot from iso file
It would be awesome to be able to boot straight off an iso file on a readable file system, this would let me try out linux distros without burning each one. Thanks.

Discussion

  • Christoph Pfisterer

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    See feature request #1641416.

    The BIOS compatibility module in Apple's firmware can only be instructed to boot from the internal hard disk, an external hard disk, or a CD. Working around these restrictions requires a major hack on the BIOS side of things, and I have neither the skills nor the desire to get into that.

     
  • Christoph Pfisterer

    • labels: --> rEFIt Functional
    • milestone: --> rEFIt 2.0 (Future)
    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I think it would be a very usefull features. I must try a lot of LinuxCD for my studies, and I have'nt a blank cd at any time.
    moreover it could use VT technologie to boot more than one cd at the same time ?

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Great idea, i'd love to see that too!

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Vmware fusion can do it.

     

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