Linux Solaris 10 on same PC system'

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I want to install Suse Linux 9.3  and solaris 2.10 on same pc intel system  with two harddisks - any suggestions on how to execute the partitions succesfully ...
- which o.s. should go first ... (the system is clean)
Question by:gla
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    I'd first install Solaris, and once done add SuSE. SuSE should be able to see the already installed partitions and add Solaris to the Grub menu. If not, before installing SuSE write down your bootup configuration so you could add it to the grub.conf file if that isn't done automatically.
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       SuSE or Linux will treat Solaris's partition as swap since the filesystem ID are the same in Linux.
    So install Linux later may cause the problem.

       I would suggest you install Linux first and Solaris later, which Solaris boot loader will take care of multiple
    boot issue.

       Please read the following URL for more details:
    Multi-booting Solaris and other operating systems
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    Or use Xen (F/OSS, or VMWare (commercial, to run one OS as a VM under the other (I think only SUSE is supported as Host OS for this).
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    by:Michael W
    If the drives do not need to see each other, then you might want to consider a Romtec Trios.

    The Romtec Trios Hard Disk Selector allows you to boot from up to three different hard disks at the push of a button.  Each button represents a different bootable hard drive and each hard drive is fully independent from one another.  This could be very useful in a variety of situations.  You could load a different operating system on each hard disk and not worry about partitioning a single hard disks and fussing with boot managers.

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