Tired of burning cd’s or using dd to test Manjaro Linux?

Are you tired of burning cd’s or using dd?  Boot our iso image using grub2 without having to burn a cd. With grub2 it’s possible. You just have to add an entry in grub.cfg, then you will be able to boot from an iso directly from grub.

As an example, here is the snippet I added to /etc/grub.d/40_custom:

menuentry "Manjaro ISO" {
    set isofile="/guillaume/manjaro/manjaro-xfce-0.7.92-i686.iso"
    loopback loop (hd0,4)$isofile
    linux (loop)/manjaro/boot/i686/manjaroiso img_dev=/dev/sda4 img_loop=$isofile misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_201207 nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 locale.LANG=fr_FR.utf8 vconsole.keymap=fr-latin9 timezone=Europe/Paris
    initrd (loop)/manjaro/boot/i686/manjaro.img
}

Of course you will have to adapt it. For german use:

locale.LANG=de_DE.utf8 vconsole.keymap=de-latin1 timezone=Europe/Berlin

UK People would use:

locale.LANG=en_GB.utf8 timezone=Europe/London

French can use as already added to Guillaume’s snippet:

locale.LANG=fr_FR.utf8 vconsole.keymap=fr-latin9 timezone=Europe/Paris

Americans simple drop locale.LANG, timezone and vconsole.keymap since us-english is our default.

Just know that in my case the iso is stored in the /home/guillaume/manjaro folder with /home in a separate partition /dev/sda4 (also named hd0,4 by grub).

And don’t forget to call

sudo update-grub