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Solaris x86 and win95

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Hi Solaris guys
I have IBM note book 4gb h/d partioned in two c: and d: .I have win95 in c: . I would like to install
x86 2.6 on the d: (2gb) without disturbing the win95 ,and boot either one ,Is that possible ?
If yes pls advice how to go for it .
Thanks in advance .....
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Yes you can install Solaris 2.6 (x86) in the second partition. If you make the Solaris partition the active partition the Solaris boot manager will detect your Win95 partition and give you the boot options when you start your computer. If you use
FAT 16 in the Win95 partition you can even mount it from Solaris.

The necessary steps...

1. Format your entire disk and create your first partition - do
not create a second partition, but leave as free space.
2. Install Windows 95 in the first partition as normal.
3. Start the Solaris install process, select the interactive method.
4. When given the opportunity manually create a Solaris fdisk
partition - use the remaining disk space.
5. Install Solaris as normal from here.
6. When the Solaris install is complete reboot the system and
you should get the Solaris boot manager.
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Oops, didn't notice your comment that you didn't want to disturb your Win95 partition - how about simply removing the second partition using fdisk and continuing from step 3.
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Following your procedure , the note book hang  after starting the x86 kernel loading .win95 is OK .
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Where exactly does the hang occur? After the Solaris boot manager? You might want to check the Access1 Web site at http://access1.sun.com and check you have the lastest updates for your version of Solaris too.
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I will accept the answer ,my note book is IBM ThinkPad 600 and is not listed in the compatiblity list ,if you got any other info pls pass it to me
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