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Can Anyone Tell Me how can i dual Boot My System With Solaris 10
i have the following System Config:::

P4 3GHZ
Intel 915 GAV MOther Board
1GB RAM
DVD Writer
Monitor
Two HDDs: Both 160GB

so i havealready installed Windows On my 1st HDD but i want to install Solaris and Linux on second HDD THat is Blank HDD

Pls Let me know the Detailed config of parititon Table i heared that Solaris Corrupts Other Paritions.
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> so i havealready installed Windows On my 1st HDD but i want to install Solaris and Linux on second HDD THat is Blank HDD

Now you have at least 2  alternatives:
1) Install Solaris, then Linux on HDD2. Use Solaris' GRUB as first bootloader in MBR of HDD2 and configure your BIOS to start from HDD2. I'd preffer this way.

2) Install Linux, then Solaris. Use Linux's GRUB as fist bootloader in MBR of HDD2 and configure BIOS  to start from HDD2

> Pls Let me know the Detailed config of parititon Table i heared that Solaris Corrupts Other Paritions.
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It depends on how do you like to use the entire drive. If you like to split it to equal parts (for Solaris and Linux), then do it. When installing Solaris, just create two primary partitions and install Solaris on first.
What about 'Solaris corrupts other partitions', that's as true as 'Windows uses entire disk for installation'. So if you like, you may corrupt partitions (as with any OS installation). Anyway installing Solaris first and installing GRUB on MBR of HDD2 can't corrupt your existing Windows partition on HDD1.
Then from Solaris GRUB menu you will add Windows and Linux as other boot options.
Now just install Solaris and if you have doubts about some critical steps, ask here or search google.
I have installed Soalris/Linux/FreeBSD on one machine on the same disk. All OS'es are loaded from Solaris' GRUB menu.
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