LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
davepal
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linux and Solaris 9


Here's my situation.

I have a pc with 2 drives, Solaris 9 loaded on 1, I plan to install RedHat 9 on the other drive.

I do not have linux experience, my knowledge is based on whatever I could find in this website or other forums and sites which gave rise to a lot more questions.

Can I just go ahead and install Linux on the other drive without screwing up my Solaris install ? Or does Linux needs to be installed first.

I plan to mount the linux drive on Solaris so I can use lxrun to run linux apps from Solaris.I read something about using ext2fs for mounting drives to Solaris but I didnt find any good documentation as to how to go about doing it.

I recently downloaded the free distribution or RedHat 9. Somewhere in "how-to" of the site I read that -
"ISO images are not saved to CD-ROM in the same way as regular data files" - do I need to do something before I burn the cds ?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
hw-tph
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
You don't have to do anything special when you burn your CD's - just make sure you use the ISO files as disk images and not just burn them as regular files. Most - probably all - CD burner programs have the option to create a CD from a disk image.

When it comes to dual booting Solaris and Linux, well I can't say I've done that.
My bet is that it is perfectly possible to dual boot Solaris-x86 and Linux, but it is highly likely that the Linux installer will install a bootloader that will take care of booting the system. I am not sure if Redhat will automatically detect the Solaris installation and configure a dual boot automatically, chances are you will have to take care of that after installation. But, as always - Google is your friend, especially www.google.com/linux !


Håkan
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
great solaris website for newbies http://solaris-x86.org/ feetyouwell Solaris / OpenSolaris 2 12-06-2006 01:14 AM
Windows and FC3 and Solaris---and only Solaris boot error message zillah Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 07-07-2005 11:17 PM
[LINUX on Sparc 5???] where I can download the Redhat LINUX for solaris? nuwanguy Linux - Software 3 08-26-2003 02:56 PM
Linux+Solaris : How can Linux login tu Solaris alnizam Solaris / OpenSolaris 2 06-04-2003 02:06 PM
Linux+Solaris : How can linux login to Solaris alnizam Linux - Software 2 05-28-2003 11:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration