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Old 04-14-2002, 05:02 PM   #1
jdevanand
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muli boot problem


Plz help me in this.

My disk is partitioned like this (20 gig), 6 primary and 14 extended.

device boot start end blocks id system

/dev/hda1 * 1 765 6144831 7 ntfs
/dev/hda2 766 2002 9936202+ f win95 Extd'
/dev/hda3 2033 2432 3448872 82 linux swap
/dev/hda5 766 1531 6152863+ 7 ntfs
/dev/hda6 1532 1951 3373618+ 83 linux
/dev/hda7 1952 2002 409626 82 linux swap


iam able to access the windows and linux but unable to access Solaris

/dev/hda1 winXP ( Ist primary in windows )
/dev/hda6 Linux ( in extended partition in windows)
/dev/hda3 Solaris (2 nd primary in windows after linux)

how can i make /dev/hda3 active rather that /dev/hda1

or what is the entry for solaris (/dev/hda3)

currently my grub listing is

title redhat
root(hd0,5)
kernel.........
initrd........

title windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title solaris
???????
???????


help me..
 
Old 04-14-2002, 06:07 PM   #2
Psycho
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Extended Operating System loader

Check out xosl it will switch active partitions and all kinds of cool tricks.

No clue for solaris though...

Last edited by Psycho; 04-14-2002 at 06:11 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 07:36 PM   #3
linuxcool
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From this information you gave:

device boot start end blocks id system

/dev/hda1 * 1 765 6144831 7 ntfs
/dev/hda2 766 2002 9936202+ f win95 Extd'
/dev/hda3 2033 2432 3448872 82 linux swap
/dev/hda5 766 1531 6152863+ 7 ntfs
/dev/hda6 1532 1951 3373618+ 83 linux
/dev/hda7 1952 2002 409626 82 linux swap



hda1 is xp
hda2 is an extended partition that holds hda5, hda6, and hda7.
hda3 is a linux swap partition
hda5 is probably solaris
hda6 is your linux root ' / ' partition
hda7 is another swap partition

An entry like this:

title solaris
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1


might boot solaris.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 12:11 PM   #4
jdevanand
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hi linux cool,

there are two primary partitions..one XP then extended(linux) and then primary(solaris)...u can chk the start and end cylinders..the hda3 is the last one...
 
Old 04-16-2002, 04:01 AM   #5
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OK. I didn't know that solaris had the same file system code as a linux swap partition. I found that out when I did a search on google and ran across a previous post of yours here on linuxquestions. http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache...aris&hl=en</a>

Try:

title solaris
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1


It might work.
 
  


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