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Dual boot setup:Solaris2.7 and Win98

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I'm trying to set up My Windows98SE system with Solaris7 as an alternate OS.  Specifically, I need to know:  Should I use fdisk or Partition Magic to assign the partitions.  Can I combine two 2GB partitions before I load Solaris, or should I wait to expand filespace until after the installation.  And what modifications should I make to make dual-boot available.

If anyone has done this, I'd appreciate your help.

Mike Burke
meburke@electrotex.com
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Yes this can be done. You want to set up the disk with a primary partiton for win95 and the rest of the disk in an empty extended dos partition. Install win95 first and then install Solaris. You can use the Solaris boot manager to boot either OS. There's some good information about this topic and other Solaris x86 specific topics in the FAQ. One of the many places you'll find it is: http://wks.uts.ohio-state.edu/sun/faqs/s86faq.html.
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It sort of answers the question, and I already had the FAQ.  My Solaris 2.7 install disk does not seem to let me pick my partition, so I'm still experimenting.  I'm glad someone who's done it came up with the answer.
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I'll try to find time to set one up again tomorrow or the day after so I can give you a step-by-step. I don't remember anything odd or difficult...
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