GRUB for DOS 0.4.4

A build 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.

Main features:

  • 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

last updated on:
April 1st, 2009, 9:06 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
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What's New in This Release:
  • added cdrom emulation support;
  • added the geometry tuning feature for better working with USB BIOSes;
  • added commands ls, tpm, checktime, checkrange, dd, gfxmenu;
  • added ext3/ext4 support;
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