On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> 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
Did you create the partition with the Solaris installer? Should be
fine.. Even with a Linux installer it should mostly be fine (though,
Solaris is pickier about partitions lining up on sector boundaries -
which gets you into the realm of how different OSes derive disk
The fact that it seems to have booted Solaris suggests all of that
was ok though. I dont know what would cause that message.
> 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.
Well, at least any issues with Solaris almost certainly will be
limited to Solaris. It won't stomp on other partitions.. (it will
possibly stomp on your MBR though - i cant remember if it gives you
the option to not install an MBR). So a Grub boot floppy is useful.
The X86boot partition can definitely be chain-loaded via grub,
unless my memory has gone completely to pot.
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