Re: dual boot on Ultra SPARC
thanks a lot for all these suggestions!
I'll try them when return from a vacation :-)))
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sageev George" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Nikolaj Uzunow" <email@example.com>;
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: dual boot on Ultra SPARC
> There is a Sun Web page describing how to create
> aliases within the PROM for booting your Linux partition
> or your Solaris partition (as simple as typing solaris
> or linux at the boot prompt)
> If you want to have your Linux partition come up by
> default, and present you with a SILO menu with
> Solaris as an option, check out the SILO page at Sourceforge:
> If you are going to go the SILO route, then you'll have to
> change the settings in your PROM to load
> your Linux partitition by default. Of course, SILO will have
> to be configured to boot the Solaris partition. The SILO
> page at Sourceforge should help with that. My SILO
> configuration has the following lines added:
> other=/pci@1f, 4000/scsi@3/disk@0,0;1
> label = solaris
> This simply tells SILO to boot that device range
> (and it's the equivalent of typing boot disk:a at
> my boot prompt). It works for me, but I still
> just use the PROM boot prompt.
> Just remember to never allow the boot block of the Solaris
> partition to be overwritten. All that SILO can do for
> Solaris partition on UltraSPARC computer is boot a
> device range that has an intact boot block. When
> I accidentally let SILO overwrite the boot block on
> my Solaris booting partition, I had to reinstall
> the boot block using the Sun installation CD.
> The SILO page at Sourceforge seems to indicate
> that using a bootblock that you obtained by dd'ing
> to boot block from your Solaris partition will not
> work on UltraSPARC based machines. I haven't
> tried this, so I don't know.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nikolaj Uzunow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 11:41 PM
> Subject: dual boot on Ultra SPARC
> > hi,
> > did anyone tried to prepare Solaris/Debian[woody] dual boot on Ultra
> > SPARC?
> > is this only a SILO configuration thing, or I need to play with OpenBoot
> > also?
> > for now I have'boot disk:b' to bring the Debian up.
> > thanks!
> > Nikolaj
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