Dual Drive/ Dual Boot > Open Solaris 2008.05 + Windows XP SP2
I recently installed Open Solaris 2008.05 on my Toshiba laptop. After a few trials with the AC Power Driver (Which is Toshiba Proprietary), I had a working Sound card, Wireless Card and NIC.
Pursuant to this, I now wish to install Open Solaris on my Desktop. I have a HP Pavilion Desktop installed with XP SP2 on a 80G HD. I have a spare 80G HD on which i wish to install Open Solaris.
From previous experiences i know the Grub Booter Loader that ships with Open Solaris has problems with NTFS partitions. This was evident when i ran the Solaris installer, it failed to find the spare drive and kept rebooting back to the installer.
My questions are: How should i set up the drives?
Should both drives be master (Both IDE) or one master one slave and which should be which?
Which OS should i install first and how do i ensure the Grub loader finds my NTFS drive.
The information on the SUN website seems to be ancient and is tailored for Solaris 8/9 not 10 or Open Solaris.
I thank you in advance for your succinct replies.