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How to insall solaris 11 using grub which have been instelled before?

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Hi,
I have 2 os on my pc,one is win xp,the other is RHEL 5.5.so the grub have been installed in the MBR of hard disk.
I just wonder who have installec solaris 11 using grub(not grub2)?

I found several methods provied by oracle,using cd/dvd, usb disk,but can we use hard disk? although solaris 11 for x86 use grub too!
  • 1. Re: How to insall solaris 11 using grub which have been instelled before?
    Dave Miner Explorer
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    Solaris uses a version of GRUB that has been enhanced to understand the ZFS file system that it uses for the root file system. Those enhancements are not available in Linux GRUB versions at this time so you must use Solaris GRUB in order to boot Solaris.
  • 2. Re: How to insall solaris 11 using grub which have been instelled before?
    630410 Newbie
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    thank you for your reply´╝ü
    I have gotten some info:
    on RHEL5
    [root@mytest grub]# pwd
    /boot/grub
    [root@mytest grub]# ls -l
    total 235
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63 Nov 4 17:05 device.map
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7584 Nov 4 17:05 e2fs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7456 Nov 4 17:05 fat_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6720 Nov 4 17:05 ffs_stage1_5
    -rw------- 1 root root 1230 Nov 11 17:45 grub.conf
    -rw------- 1 root root 672 Nov 11 17:42 grub.conf.back
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6720 Nov 4 17:05 iso9660_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8192 Nov 4 17:05 jfs_stage1_5
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Nov 4 17:05 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6880 Nov 4 17:05 minix_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9248 Nov 4 17:05 reiserfs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32428 Jan 5 2007 splash.xpm.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Nov 4 17:05 stage1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 104988 Nov 4 17:05 stage2
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7072 Nov 4 17:05 ufs2_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6272 Nov 4 17:05 vstafs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8904 Nov 4 17:05 xfs_stage1_5

    on solaris11
    monitor@solaris:/boot/grub$ pwd
    /boot/grub
    monitor@solaris:/boot/grub$ ls -l
    total 2443
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 3 Nov 15 11:44 bin
    -r--r--r-- 1 root sys 856 Oct 21 07:35 capability
    -r--r--r-- 1 root sys 10 Oct 21 07:35 default
    -r--r--r-- 1 root bin 57 Oct 21 07:35 default_video_modes.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 9236 Oct 21 07:35 e2fs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8964 Oct 21 07:35 fat_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8244 Oct 21 07:35 ffs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 650 Oct 21 07:35 install_menu
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8344 Oct 21 07:35 iso9660_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 9732 Oct 21 07:35 jfs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1716 Oct 21 07:46 menu.lst
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8436 Oct 21 07:35 minix_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 142416 Oct 21 07:35 nbgrub
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 143440 Oct 21 07:35 pxegrub
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 10676 Oct 21 07:35 reiserfs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 52812 Oct 21 07:35 splash.xpm.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 512 Oct 21 07:35 stage1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 143056 Oct 21 07:35 stage2
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 143056 Oct 21 07:35 stage2_eltorito
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8148 Oct 21 07:35 ufs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 8520 Oct 21 07:35 ufs2_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 7924 Oct 21 07:35 vstafs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 10572 Oct 21 07:35 xfs_stage1_5
    -rw-r--r--   1 root     sys        19788 Oct 21 07:35 zfs_stage1_5

    haha,there is a grub stage1_5 file for ZFS.

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