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I am not sure if this is the right sub forum to ask this question. Please bear with me. Thanks in advance to all.
I want to multi boot Windows 2000 Pro, Solaris 10 and Suse Linux 9.3 Pro in my computer.
I installed Windows first by creating a partition for it. Later I created another partition for Solaris and installed Solaris 10 there.
I left some space for Linux and installed Linux last. While installing Linux, I chose GRUB as the boot loader (or boot manager). Linux automatically detected Suse Linux installed (or about to be installed) and the Windows file system. Although it sees Solaris partition, I did not see that in the list of OS under 'Available Sections', but Windows and Linux were there.
So I added an entry for Solaris 10 in there along with Suse Linux, WIndows and Suse Linux fail safe. In 'Available Sections' section I chose :
I cloned the entry for Windows when i created the entry for Solaris. Windows had (hd0,0) (/dev/hda1) chainloader +1. (What is a chainloader? Can I have +1 for Solaris too?)
I also chose to Replace the code in MBR ('Replace /dev/hda with Generic code'), activated the boot loader partition ('Yes, activate /dev/hda3'). For the last value in the list (I forgot the name of the entry) the option read NIL when I continued with the install.
Linux installation went through fine. When I tried booting the system with GRUB, Linux and Windows start fine. But Solaris does not start. I get:
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xbf
and Solaris does not boot.
Can you please tell me what the error is and how to fix it.
No you'd better not do that - I don't understand that structure (of conf file).
Sorry I didn't read your first post closely enough - I missed that, and was just responding as per "normal" grub conf file. I've never been able to get Suse installed so I can't advise here - you'd best wait until someone else responds, or try asking in the Suse forum.
Thanks again for your response. I posted in Suse forum and they helped me out, it works now. They recommended I do the change you have suggested and add another line "makeactive" to the menu.lst file. Thanks to you and to them.