Paul Jakma said:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
>>> Solaris 10 on /dev/hdd1, thats another issue. I'm making a full
>> backup before I go any further with that one.
>> Grub will chainload the solaris boot partition just fine. Solaris10
> x86 only really cares about its own partition, indeed only really
> cares about the VTOC just inside the solaris partition which tells it
> how the partition is divided into slices.
That's what I thought. I created one of those X86Boot partitions as well
during the install, and am multi-booting with a MDK10.1 lilo install. I
got lilo to boot into the Solaris X86Boot partition on /dev/hdd1 (the main
Solaris partition being on /dev/hdd2) and from there I managed to boot
Solaris - to the point where a message similar to "Something went wrong,
trying to kill init" appeared over and over. My experience thus far in
life has taught me that trying to kill init is usually a bad thing. It
doesn't get very far through the startup, so I'm thinking it is having a
problem with /dev/hdd2.
>> Also, Solaris 'dev' now boots directly via grub - grub pulls the
> sunos kernel and modules straight off a UFS partition. (yay).
>From this I gather that I shouldn't need the x86boot partition. Maybe time
to wipe lilo and install grub, then try and boot /dev/hdd2 directly.
>> Anyway, installing S10 should be fine - either before or after
Ahh, "should be" ... wonderful words. I always thought that applied to
Windows as well (with the caveat of reinstalling the bootloader after
(lin-then-win) installation) , but judging by the current tone of the rest
of this thread, maybe that's not the case.
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