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Old 09-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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I want to create a dual boot


I have a Sun Ultra 40 (x86 platform) that runs Solaris 10.

But I also want to add Windows and a version of Linux (haven't decided on the distro yet)

How do I make this dual (Or triple) boot?

I want it to boot into Solaris by default.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have a Sun Ultra 40 (x86 platform) that runs Solaris 10.

But I also want to add Windows and a version of Linux (haven't decided on the distro yet)

How do I make this dual (Or triple) boot?

I want it to boot into Solaris by default.
Install Windows first, leave free space for the other OS's. Boot from the Linux DVD, perform the installation, and it'll be dual-boot when you're done, with an option for Windows on your Grub menu.

You don't say whether or not you're using Vista, though. There's a few catches when running Vista, but it's doable, and there are lots of tutorials and articles (alot on here, too), that'll walk you through it. Not sure how Solaris 10 handles the MBR, though.

Since you asked a fairly generic question, the best we can do is a generic answer.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Each one is on its own HD.

I already have a dedicated HD with Windows XP, that boots up fine.
I took it out and on another HD, installed Solaris 10.

Now I am thinking about a Linux distro, though not sure what Enterprise Edition I want.

I want it to boot into Solaris 10 by default.

Also want to go into Linux or Windows if so choosen.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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Each one is on its own HD.

I already have a dedicated HD with Windows XP, that boots up fine.
I took it out and on another HD, installed Solaris 10.

Now I am thinking about a Linux distro, though not sure what Enterprise Edition I want.

I want it to boot into Solaris 10 by default.

Also want to go into Linux or Windows if so choosen.
Ok...see above.

Step 1: Boot from Linux CD/DVD
Step 2: Perform installation to free partition somewhere, probably onto Windows drive.
Step 3: After installation, providing questions are answered correctly, you will have a dual-boot windows/linux system.
Step 4: Follow this as a guide http://boff.wordpress.com/2007/01/17...rub-boot-menu/, or look on the internet for any one of hundreds Grub how-tos, which will tell you how to add another boot option for the Solaris hard drive, and to make that the default choice.
 
  


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