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Solaris 10 and Windows XP multi boot q

Mahmoud Hadad
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Joined: Jan 09, 2006
Posts: 67
hi all,
guys how can i multi boot between Windows XP and Solaris 10?i have installed Windows XP on an FAT-32 extended partition (D ,i have c: which is FAT ,E: which is FAT-32 ,F: FAT-32 and i have 20 GB unallocated space.i did not install Solaris 10 yet but when i first installed Solaris and tryed to install Windows the boot process stopped continuing as i did not have any file systems on my other partitions(i had a NON-DOS primary partition which holded Solaris 10 (ACTIVE) and i had a primary DOS partition with no file System).so now i repartitioned my whole hard disk from the begining as i mentioned in the first part of my post and installed Windows only.
please advice what to do to multi boot between Windows XP and Soalris 10?
is there is any good online tutorials about using Solaris 10 and configurng networking options for a LAN as i'm new into it?
Sanjaya Sugiarto
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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Look at:

<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Business Information Technology - Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany</a>
Mahmoud Hadad
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Joined: Jan 09, 2006
Posts: 67
thanks alot for the link,i've been reading a tutorial on multi booting betwen Solaris and Windows.anyway should i select the option manual layout disk and not auto layout disk?and after i select the manual layout should i select drive c: which contins the boot files for Windows XP or should i select d: which is an extended drive and contains the Windows XP files??
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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It'd be a lot easier to read what you're saying if you'd use the Shift key properly, but if you don't have the January 2006 Solaris 10 release, I suggest you get a copy.

As of that release, Solaris uses the GRUB bootloader, and that makes it fairly easy to dual-boot Solaris and Windows (or Solaris and Linux or Linus and Windows or Solaris, Linux and Windows or, etc. etc.).

Dual booting with Windows under GRUB requires chain-loading, which isn't as simple as straight booting like in Solaris or Linux, but since so many people dual-boot Windows, there's lots of help available on how to do it.

Your last name's not really "Java", is it? We do like to pretend we're professionals around here, so we ask that people abide by our Naming Policy
[ April 17, 2006: Message edited by: Tim Holloway ]

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