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I created all these partitions as mentioned in the link above by using partition commander 9
I installed XP in first partition (hda1)....success.
Install Mandrake 10.1
I made the second primary partition as /boot not root (hda2).
my / (root not boot ) is had5 within Extended primary.
When I tried to install Mandrake (10.1) using LILO bootloader it gave me this option:
where do you want to install the bootloader?
1- First sector of drive (MBR)
2- First sector of the root partition
3- On floppy
A- When I chose first option it was fine , I could see GUI of LILO with dual OSs. By the way when I checked the list of all configurations before I continoued with the process of installation , it said that your bootloader on /dev/hda,,,why didn't it say on /dev/hda1 (It did not specify ,only general)?
B- When I chose second option, I could not see any thing, although boot (hda2)was active, when I tried to activate, / (root or hda5) , I have seen characters L9 repeatedly filling the screen. (I have to choose this option if I want to follow the URL above). Here it did say that my bootloader on /dev/hda5 (It did specify rather than general),,,why?
1-Why I can not see option : Fisr sector of boot partition instead of root? As you know that bootloader should in the /boot section if it is separated from the root,,,which is my case? Am I right?
Your're right, The URL is talking about Solaris, but you are not yet, as far as I understand, in a step involving Solaris, the reason why I suggest you to turn to Linux and specifically Lilo specialists.
If you want a Solaris answer: why are you trying to use lilo while the Solaris boot loader is itself able to boot Windows XP, Linux (with Lilo or Grub on its partition) and obviously Solaris too ?
I get screen with blue upper part, and green lower part .
Before the pointer issue, you first need to fix that: it seems that the graphic card setting is wrong, try choosing generic VGA or sth similar if you do not find your h/w in the list.
Bad PBR sig.
Meaning I think "bad primary boot record signature", if it can help ...
By the way is there any procedure I can take screenshot for any problem during installation in order to send to post it here?
There's no way to store a screenshot programatically when you are in the booting process (unless you boot on a vmware instance), so a digital camera is the only way I think of ...
As to post images on the forum, I don't think it's supported so you only have to option to put it somewhere on a web server visible from the Internet, and put a link here.
What exact version of solaris are you trying to install ?
I would suggest in any case that you first install Solaris in text mode, then only after the installation is complete, try to fix the graphic configuration issue, that may involve downloading unbundled drivers.