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solaris and windows

grimrand Newbie
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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.


  • 1. Re: solaris and windows
    Pascal Kreyer - Oracle Expert
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    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.

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



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