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GRUB4DOS is a bootloader that can be installed by a linux operating system or a Windows operating system and dos and also other OSes.
It has compatibility with Grub but it can also be installed on non-linux NTFS/FAT filesystems which are more common on Windows preinstalled PC's.
~**""GRUBforDOS""** supports vfat, ntfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs(grub4dosconfig-version 1.7 and later), but the reiserfs support has some limitation.

==Install grub4dos from Windows(requires USB stick)==
[[ Instructions for installation on windows]]

==Install frugal from Windows XP==
[[ How to boot puppy from windows XP with grub4dos]]

==Configure menu.lst from Puppy OS==
[[ Shinobar's Instructions for installation]]

==User Tips==
[[ Install grub4dos menu.lst from a Puppy CD]]

~""Grub4DosConfig"" is built into many Puppy version. It is an easy to use GUI for ""Grub4Dos"" simply go to-
~//PuppyMenu > System > ""Grub4Dos bootloader config""//

====Alternatively download and install====

~[[ GUI frontend by Shino]]

~On a [[InstallationFrugal Installation Frugal]] use bootlace-

BOOTLACE writes GRLDR BOOT RECORD to MBR or to the boot area of a file system.
Options: --read-only, --floppy[=N], --boot-prevmbr-first, --boot-prevmbr-last,
--no-backup-mbr, --force-backup-mbr, --mbr-enable-floppy, --mbr-disable-floppy,
--mbr-enable-osbr, --mbr-disable-osbr, --duce, --time-out=T, --hot-key=K,
--preferred-drive=D, --preferred-partition=P, --sectors-per-track=S, --heads=H,
--start-sector=B, --total-sectors=C, --install-partition=I, --lba, --chs,
--fat12, --fat16, --fat32, --vfat, --ntfs, --ext2, --serial-number=SN,
--restore-mbr, --mbr-no-bpb, --chs-no-tune
DEVICE_OR_FILE: Filename of the device or image. For DOS, a BIOS drive number
(in hex 0xHH or decimal DDD format)can be used to access the drive.

==Example menu.1st file==

~Sample //menu.lst// for U.S.B. flash memory drive:
color white/blue blue/yellow white/black yellow/black
#color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 3
default 0
fallback 1

title Puppy
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /pup/initrd.gz
kernel /pup/vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash pdev1=sda1 psubdir=pup pfix=fsck,copy
initrd /pup/initrd.gz

title Puppy [Safe Mode]
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /pup/initrd.gz
kernel /pup/vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash pdev1=sda1 psubdir=pup pfix=fsck,nox,ram
initrd /pup/initrd.gz

title Windows Vista/2008/7
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader /bootmgr

title Windows NT/2000/XP
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader /ntldr

title Windows 9x/Me
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader /io.sys

title Find Grub menu on HDD
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
errorcheck off
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /menu.lst && configfile /menu.lst
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/grub/menu.lst && configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /grub/menu.lst && configfile /grub/menu.lst
errorcheck on

title Grub4Dos command-line interface\n(for experts only)

title Restart System

title Shutdown System

==Also on the Wiki==

==Related Webpages==
~[[ Install grub4dos from Windows]]
~[[ GRUBfoDOS project page]]
~[[ Grub4dos Guide]]
~[[ Grub4DosConfig thread]]
~[[ Use grub4dos and retain the Windows bootloader post]]
~[[ Grub4Dos with XP post]]
~[[ Portability of customized Lupq post]]

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