2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2013 7:51 AM by Reidod RSS

    solaris and windows

    grimrand
      My computer is shared by the family - all prefer windows. But my preference is solaris.

      I would like to install solaris to an external sata drive and windows on internal sata. Then I could select solaris when i use the pc - is this possible.



      Regards


      Terry
        • 1. Re: solaris and windows
          Pascal Kreyer -Oracle
          This is theoretically possible, but it depends if the HW components are supported and which boot manager can be used to boot on Solaris and Windows.

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E28980/sliminstall.html
          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E28983/glyem.html

          Edited by: Pascal Kreyer - Oracle on Apr 7, 2013 11:48 AM
          • 2. Re: solaris and windows
            Reidod
            Hi,

            You can install first the Solaris for x86/x64 and then Windows. Do not install Solaris SPARC as this architecture is not supported by Windows OS.
            GRUB on x86/64 supports both UFS and NTFS File Systems and will let you choose the OS to boot according to your preference. I haven't tried it but I think it will work.

            On x86 systems it is possible to create a fdisk partition of type MS-DOS (Windows OS).

            Regards,
            Rei