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Old 08-06-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
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linux and solaris dual boot


Dear all

I have a pentium 4 system with single hard disk . i want to install linux and solaris , dual boot . should i install linux first or solaris. what should be configuration of grub.conf file ..


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Old 08-06-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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OK, linux and solaris, what fun. Basically, what I would do is install Solaris first, and then use the same partition table for Linux. So, in other words, your swap partition is your Solaris swap partition, and the boot partition is the same. What distro are you going to use (linux)? Now as for grub.conf, this is the best guide I can think of. Basically you'll have to copy both your linux and Solaris kernel into the boot partition, and then setup two different options. Let me know what distro your using, and I'll see what I can tell you about how to take it from there.

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Old 08-06-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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hi worldgnat


I am using solaris 8 and Redhat Enterprise linux 3 . and want to install both on single hard disk, and is there is a way , to see the solaris partitions in linux and linux partitions .


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Old 08-06-2005, 09:47 AM   #4
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I installed Solaris 10 recently. I had Linux installed first and then made Solaris use the free space for its installation.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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Ok, that will work. If you want to use the same space for both OS's that'll make things more complicated.

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Old 08-07-2005, 11:33 PM   #6
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hi worldgnat


thanks for replying, i could able to load solaris and redhat linux , thanks all again for helping.. me


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Old 11-02-2005, 06:49 AM   #7
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Hi
i am confused that i am not able to install solaris and fedora core in the same machine. help me out
 
Old 11-02-2005, 06:39 PM   #8
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Did you try the above instructions? Basically, pick one you want to install. Then install the other, but you have to screw with the partition scheme. If it tells you it found a Winblows partition, and if you want to delete it, tell it no, because it's probably detecting the other operating system.

Let me know if it works,
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