SILO possible on fourth partition?
I'm doing a network install of Woody on my Ultra 5, and I hope to be able
to dualboot to Solaris 9, which is already on it. I have read some FAQs, but
I guess I have made a few silly false beginner assumptions.
This is my disk:
Disk /dev/hda (Sun disk label): 16 heads, 63 sectors, 39702 cylinders
Device Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 17354 27512 5119632 2 SunOS root
/dev/hda2 0 1041 524664 3 SunOS swap
/dev/hda3 0 39702 20009808 5 Whole disk
/dev/hda4 1041 17354 8221752 83 Linux native
/dev/hda8 27512 39702 6143760 8 SunOS home
First off, is this setup any wise? Can I share the swap (I think yes) and
home (according to Google in 2001, no) partitions?
This is my self-created /target/etc/silo.conf, sitting in tty2 in the Debian
# silo -r /target -f
/etc/silo.conf appears to be valid
No sign of real writing.. When I reboot, 'boot disk:d' at the prom returns that
'the loaded file appears not to be executable'. That is a FAQ, but the answers on
Google do not indicate how to solve it. 'boot /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/disk@0,0:d'
gives the same. 'boot net root=/dev/hda4' just starts the installer from scratch
over again.. :(
I have thought of using 'partition=1', but in that case I think I might not be
able to boot Solaris anymore.
Thanks for any help.