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Old 02-19-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question Dual boot Windows & Solaris


Hey I was woundering if it is possible to dual boot Solaris and Window?
Or dose Solaris take over the whole HDD?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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Hi bru!

Sure thing mate. It's not that simple, but it can be done. Take a look here for further info:

http://multiboot.solaris-x86.org/

Regards!
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Megaman X.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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How about dual booting solaris and linux?

Is that possible?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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Beware that some linux distributions (and specially mandrake 9.2) will wipe out your solaris partition as the ufs partition ID is the same as the linux swap ID.
Installing solaris after linux is OK.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:57 AM   #6
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dual booting in solaris

hi
how can i install solaris 10 on my system i m also using XP and linux fedora 10.
but some one tell me solaris (unix ) did not support the multipartition or dual boot
i really very confuse about that. is that true ?
if it is , so i thinks there is some way to install solaris with my other operating system .
i m really new kid in this. this is my first time installation on solaris i dnt want to lose my data
plz help me or plz tell me about this breifly
i really grand thankz to you all
help me
 
Old 02-11-2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by papseddy View Post
hi
how can i install solaris 10 on my system i m also using XP and linux fedora 10.
but some one tell me solaris (unix ) did not support the multipartition or dual boot
i really very confuse about that. is that true ?
This is incorrect, Solaris 10 and newer support multiple partitions and multi-booting.
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if it is , so i thinks there is some way to install solaris with my other operating system .
Indeed.
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i m really new kid in this. this is my first time installation on solaris i dnt want to lose my data
plz help me or plz tell me about this breifly
If you don't want to risk loosing your data, experiment first with multi-installation and multi-booting on a spare disk. Backup your data anyway when you are ready to work on your main disk. Regardless of the OS, the slightest mistake in the installation process can wipe your existing partitions.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 06:03 AM   #8
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thankz a lot but sir i m very confuse
can you give me some instruction related to partition plz your every word safe my data
plz i m not geting filesystem also

plz send me some info or document who help my to install this OS plz
thankz a lot to give my such of time
 
Old 02-12-2009, 09:21 AM   #9
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If you don't know what are partitions and filesystems, I would recommend to study first these terms before attempting to install multiple OSes on your PC.

Alternatively, you may want to install VirtualBox and then install Solaris there without risking to damage existing data.

Last edited by jlliagre; 02-12-2009 at 11:37 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:27 AM   #10
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I also suggest you install VirtualBox first. It is ~40MB and free and open. Get it at www.virtualbox.org and install OpenSolaris inside VB.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:20 AM   #11
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Try this

Hi,

Its possible. In my machine I have Windows, Linux and Solaris.
But Please creat two swap partitions. Bcse the Solaris overrides the default swap partition if you have just one, which screws up everything.

Create proper partitions and file system type.

1. Use gparted cd to format partition. This is openly available on net.
2. First install Windows
3. Second Solaris
4. Check if both works fine.
5. Third Linux
6. Change grub entry in text mode if you are not getting the GUI mode.

Best of luck.
Barun Parichha.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:24 AM   #12
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Its possible, but please partion you disk using gparted before installing.
For dual boot there is no issue. But if you are trying to keep 3 OS then you may have to change grub in text mode.

Barun
 
Old 02-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #13
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If you use Opensolaris, no swap space is needed. I recommend OpenSolaris.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 10:07 AM   #14
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I currently have windows vista and solaris partitioned on the same disk. Just use the "Easeus" partition manager in windows and resize the DOS partition to half. Then install solaris on the free space. If Windows does not appear on the GRUB screen after the install, this is an easy fix:
1)press 'c' when in grub for command line
2)type (it might also be rootnoverify (hd0,0):
norootverify (hd0,0)
3)then type:
chainloader +1
4) then type:
boot
5) and then it should work =)
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:41 AM   #15
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It is simple, it's as simple as any other Winbloze multiboot.

It can be done, and should be done, without winbloze tools.

Booting bloze as a chainloader from Solaris's Grub like infasoft suggested is the right thing to do.
 
  


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