138 - Directly boot from a Windows 7/8/10 VHD file with grub4dos

Chenall has written NTBOOT which allows us to boot to a Windows 7/8/10 VHD or VHDX file (fixed size type - not dynamic type).



The VHD must be contiguous.

1. Download NBOOT-2014-08-31 from here.

2. Extract the ntboot.iso file to your grub4dos USB drive, e.g. \ntboot.iso

3. Add your Windows 7/8/10 .VHD file, e.g. \Win.VHD

4. Modify your \menu.lst file

title TEST WIN VHD \n
map --mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)
map --hook
(0xff)/NTBOOT NT6=()/WIN.VHD
boot


You can also specify a .WIM file instead of a VHD file.

title TEST WIN WIM\n
map --mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)
map --hook
(0xff)/NTBOOT NT6=()/WIN.WIM
boot

To boot to XP-based VHD's use:

title TEST XP VHD \n
map --mem /ntboot.iso (0xff)
map --hook
(0xff)/NTBOOT NT5=()/WINXP.VHD
boot



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