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I have a pentium III 733 ,128MB, 20 GB. I have installed windows 98 first, on a 2 GB partition, then redhat linux 7.1 on 4 partitions(/,/boot,/home,swap). LILO is the boot loader. Now i want to have Solaris 5.7 on the same computer. IS IT POSSIBLE? if yes, how. i tried and every time destroyed my windows and linux installations. once it kept windows but destroyed linux. i think there is something i am doing wrong in the partitioning part during solaris setup. if it becomes possible, then what will be the boot loader, can it be LILO?

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Try installing Windows first, on one partition.

Then install Solaris on a different, non-bootable partition.

Finally, install Linux on a third partition.  Lilo should detect the other OSs.

You might look around on Red Hat's website for some Lilo documentation.

Lilo will be the boot loader, so Linux should be the last OS you install.

But here's a bit of unsolicited advice:  Solaris X86 just ain't the same as Solaris on a Sparc.  If I were you, I would build a Windows/Linux, dual-boot box.  Then, start watching E-Bay and pick yourself up a used Sparc5 for $200 and make that into your Solaris box.
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billwcc, some good points, but this is a tricky task & needed more detail :-(

The following describes the problem:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+Solaris.html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+Solaris-3.html#ss3.1
...Unfortunately the Solaris install overwrites the master boot record (MBR) and overwrites your old boot manager...

And another "HOW-TO" that seems to cover all permutations:
http://multiboot.solaris-x86.org/v/3.html
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