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Old 09-01-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Solaris 9 x86 Multi-boot


Hello, I just got Solaris 9 for x86 and I was wondering if it was possible to multi-boot on my machine? The other OS's I have are Slackware 9 and WinBlows XP (dont ask). I already have XP on the second (slave) hard drive, and I wanted to split the primary hard drive between Slack and Solaris. Is this possible? What order should I install them in? Thanks for all the help.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have any problems multi booting between OS's. Most of the time you can use Lilo to do this.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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Read your Solaris docs carefully.
I believe Solaris wants a primary partition which can be limiting.
I had trouble attempting to boot a Solaris disk from Lilo with the "map-drive" option. Your mileage may vary.
Good Luck.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 01:16 PM   #4
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Yeah, Solaris requires a primary partition. One problem I ran into was when installing linux, it see's the Solaris partition as a swap partition. The question I had was what order to install the OS in? Should I install linux first, then Solaris or Solaris first, then linux? Thanks for the help.
 
  


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