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Old 10-27-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Boot loader capable of booting Solaris and Liux?


Hi,

Is there a boot loader that is capable to boot Solaris and Linux?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 10:49 AM   #2
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Yes. I have been doing it with Grub.

When installing Solaris tell its installer not to touch the MBR.

Amend the Linux's /boot/grub/menu.lst to include Solaris (assuming it is in a primary partition hda3) with these 3 lines

Title this is my Solaris
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

Grub counts from zero and (hd0,2) means the third partition of the first hard disk is the root partition to be booted. Solaris should install its bootloader inside the root partition if not allowed into the MBR. My Solaris 10 does.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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With last Solaris versions (Solaris Express, OpenSolaris based distros) and with the soon to be released Solaris 10 update 1, grub is the Solaris native bootloader (no chainload needed) on x86/x64.
 
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I use grub for Linux, freebsd, netbsd and solaris.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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With last Solaris versions (Solaris Express, OpenSolaris based distros) and with the soon to be released Solaris 10 update 1, grub is the Solaris native bootloader (no chainload needed) on x86/x64.
Do you have any idea when Sun is planning to release update 1?
 
Old 10-27-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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Yes,
when it's ready
 
Old 11-18-2005, 02:43 AM   #7
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try GAG. it is much more user-friendly. No config files to edit.
 
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GAG is nice, but it doesn't really boot Solaris, it chainload to Solaris own bootloader.
 
  


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