Multibooting Solaris 8 with win98/xp
Posted on 2002-07-30
Please help me in multibooting solaris 8 with preferreably windows 98. I have an 8.4 gb hard drive, 128 memory, p3 450 processor, intel 810 board. all hardware is compatible with solaris. i have successfully installed and run solaris as a single os. I went through the following excercise in order for multibooting solaris with win98. I installed win98 first so that win 98 boot loader could occupy the mbr. After this, I ran solaris installer and successfully partitioned my drive. after partitioninig, the solaris installer made the solaris partition active. when system rebooted, the solaris boot loader could not load properly. After this I made my fat16 partition active and win 98 started running. I have been through the very same excercise twice with same results.
Since win98 is running, so there is no question about wrong poartitioning. Please help me in this regard. If win98 can not go with solaris, then winnt is a second choice. i have also tried to set up winnt with solaris, but no luck. I have been through configuring linux, winnt, and 98 simultaneously so any technical details are more than welcome and can be understood well. thank you