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howto start WINDOWS OS installation on hard disk with grub2

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http://ubuntuforums.org – If one wants to install WINDOWS OS but get no cd drive or it's broken, , if he has a MSDN WINDOWS image downloaded, and has grub2 installed on disk, then this post would help. Ignore it if u don't like it. All starts from a new feature introduced in grub2, that can activate the windows boot script called bootmgr, with following commands: Code: grub:> set root=(hdX,Y)  #where bootmgr is located. grub:> insmod ntfs # load ntfs module grub:> ntldr /bootmgr grub:> boot So that one can start windows on-disk installation from a grub-shell. 1. Mount the windows image: the (Hardware)