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Old 01-30-2004, 04:03 AM   #1
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Question Dual boot for Redhat 9 and Solaris 9 boot manager problems

Hi everyone,

I am a newbie to the world of linux so pls have patient on me. Anyway, I actually tried to perform a dual-boot for redhat 9 and solaris 9 half successfully. The reason was because now I have two boot managers residing in my dell workstations which one of them is not performing.

Here is what i have done. I have install solaris 9 first giving it 19GB and then I install redhat 9 also giving it 19GB but I did not install redhat boot manager. Then when I reboot it the solaris boot manager appear with four boot options appearing. I am totally confused as to which of them are the linux boot option so I click all of them and I get one working solaris OS but the other three booting options either stop running or give me a bad PBR error.

then I reinstall my redhat 9 once more overwriting my previous redhat installation and this time I installed LILO boot manager. Then when I reboot I see the redhat boot manager and when I click on redhat boot option redhat OS runs perfectly but when I click on solaris boot option I am directed to solaris boot manager again with only the solaris boot option working.

So my question is:
1)Now I have two boot managers but i only need either one of them!!
So what do I have to do to have only one default boot manager either solaris or redhat.......
Old 01-30-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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"So what do I have to do to have only one default boot manager either solaris or redhat......."

You can only have a single boot manager installed on your Master Boot Record. So you should set up one of your boot managers to dual boot Red Hat and Solaris and install that boot manager on your MBR.

If you choose to use Red Hat lilo then edit /etc/lilo.conf to dual boot Red Hat and Solaris. Then run lilo which will install lilo on the MBR.

I know nothing about Solaris but you probably can do something similar on Solaris if you choose, i. e. set up the Solaris boot manager to dual boot Red Hat and Solaris and install the Solaris boot manager on the MBR.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites


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