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Old 12-23-2002, 11:44 PM   #1
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Question how to dual boot solaris 8 and linux 8


I want to install solaris 8 and linux 8 in same hard disk.
First i install solaris 8 and after that i install linux 8.My linux over right my solaris.Please help me how to install these two in same hard dik.I am trying to install in x86 machine

Thanks in advance

Old 10-25-2004, 02:14 AM   #2
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U did the right thing in installing solaris first then linux. But be warned that linux recognizes the solaris partitions as swap.... so remember which partition u have installed solaris ..... and specifically ask the linux installer not to format that partition.

Secondly, once you have installed linux, the boot loader has to be configured to load the solaris manually, or you can add solaris when configuring grub/lilo at linux install time. Just supply the partition name for solaris. ( similar to what u do when installing dual boot with windoze )


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Beware that some linux distributions (Mandrake being one of them) do not bother allowing you to preserve the Solaris partition, and just wipe out it ...
This is just a shame, knowing the linux ufs driver is able to recognize and mount solaris slices since a while.
So installing Solaris first then Linux is definitely not always a good idea.
Old 10-25-2004, 03:26 AM   #4
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hmm.... jlliagre,

i see what you are trying to say...
actually i have worked only on redhat


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