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Re: dual boot on Ultra SPARC

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 06:25:22PM -0700, Joshua Uziel wrote:
> * Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> [020815 07:38]:
> > You can use SILO if you want (man silo.conf). The only system I have
> > with dualboot is setup so I do "boot disk1" or "boot disk" (IOW, just
> > using Openboot to select). Using SILO doesn't buy you anything.
> I've had it set up in the past where I could at the SILO prompt run
> "linux" to boot Linux and "solaris" to boot Solaris... but this was a
> few years ago, and I don't remember what I did.  Nikolaj, you might want
> to just read the manpage and play with it for a while.

Basically it involves dd'ing the 512byte Solaris boot block and copying
the the Solaris kernel to Linux. Bit of a hack that is better handled by
Openboot, IMO.


Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
Deqo       - http://www.deqo.com/

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