View Full Version : [ubuntu] boot from grub menu to the cdrom (dvdrom)

April 10th, 2009, 08:20 AM
I have a laptop with SATA. I just installed ubuntu 8.10 and I want to add line with a cdrom boot to the menu.lst, but I don't know how grub identify my cdrom in his rules.
can you give me some advices?

my /dev/cdrom -> /dev/scd0

April 10th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Grub is not able to boot a cdrom drive directly. But grub can do it indirectly using SMB (smart boot manager):


April 10th, 2009, 10:01 AM
You could also consider changing boot priority in bios to cd rom first then your hdd. Then unless you put a cd rom in it will boot to grub normally.

April 10th, 2009, 12:17 PM
no, i have cdrom first, but i want to make one loader with all devices? how to do this with smb?