I am trying to boot two separate vhd's from grub in order to have recovery options for XP and Windows 7 as bootable recovery menu options on my carpc. Here is my updated menu.1st file....


# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 2

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

#A splash image for the menu
splashimage=/boot/grub/splashimages/Splash.xpm.gz

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
## password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=false

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title 1) CarPC Operating Systems Menu
root

title __________________________________________________ ___________________
root

title Start My CarPC Using Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


title Start My CarPC Using Windows 7 Ultimate
root (hd0,3)
chainloader +1


title Start My CarPC Using Linux Ubuntu 9.04
uuid fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

###This is the recovery options menu###

title __________________________________________________ ___________________
root

title 2) CarPC Emergency Recovery Options
root

title __________________________________________________ ___________________
root

title Windows XP Professional Recovery
root (hd0,2)
chainloader (hd0,2)/UbuntuXpRecovery.vhd/i386/SMSS.exe


title Windows 7 Ultimate Recovery
root (hd0,2)
chainloader (hd0,2)/Ubuntu7Recovery.vhd/Sources/boot.wim


title Linux Ubuntu 9.04 Recovery
uuid fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=fe3c0e7e-1e19-4702-b6cd-5bcd8bea9f18 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST###

Grub won't boot iso's but will boot vhd's. I had to create the vhd's using the disk management tool in Windows 7. Both are fixed size vhd's since grub only supports these type virtual hard drives. I made a 50mb one for XP's recovery console cd and a 190mb one for the Windows 7 Recovery Disc. then I copied the content of the CD's to their respective vhd. I then saved both vhd's to the root folder of my Ubuntu installation. I was able to get both working in Windows 7 using EasyBCD, so I know they were made correctly. However, when I run them from the grub bootloader, I get the message that the file is not found from both menu options when I try to boot from them. Can someone take a look at my menu.1st and tell me what I'm missing here?

UPDATE: going to try this and see if it works...


title Windows XP Professional Recovery
device --mem(hd0,2)/UbuntuXpRecovery.vhd/i386/SMSS.exe
device --hook
chainloader (hd0,2)+1
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
boot


title Windows 7 Ultimate Recovery
device --mem(hd0,2)/Ubuntu7Recovery.vhd/Sources/boot.wim
device --hook
chainloader (hd0,2)+1
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
boot


What do you think?

Thanks in advance!!!