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[alpine-devel] Booting Alpine iso from GRUB2

From: Bartłomiej Piotrowski <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:39:50 +0200


I'm trying to boot Alpine iso directly from GRUB2 menu, without success.

I've no idea what should be set under alpine_dev variable. I'm not sure
what designation the iso will get. If it's left empty or unset, the
system is unable to mount rootfs/iso. I tried default 'cdrom' and
various 'sd[ab][09], but nothing worked. Any ideas?

menuentry 'Alpine Linux' {
        set isofile="alpine-mini-2.5.4-x86_64.iso"
        loopback loop (hd0,1)/$isofile
        set root='(loop)'

        linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.6.11-grsec iso-scan/filename=/$isofile
alpine_dev=??? modules=loop,squashfs,sd-mod,usb-storage,floppy,sr-mod
        initrd /boot/grsec.gz

Bartłomiej Piotrowski

Received on Tue Apr 23 2013 - 17:39:50 UTC