I.  Introduction

I.4  History

Dec 15, 2003

Thanks to Bernd Finger for clarifying addressing conventions used by pcfs driver in Solaris 9.

May 27, 2003

Thanks to Alan Pae the mirror in the US is setup again. It is available at http://www.geocities.com/paedalbu/multiboot. Also thanks to Alan reports broken links are fixed now.

Dec 26, 2002

The following additions has been made:

Nov 3, 2002

A new scenario has been added: "Two hard disks, Solaris and Windows". Due to the results of extensive tests of mounting FAT volumes under Solaris some corrections were applied to the text.

Dec 2, 2001

Problems with extended partitions of ID 0x0F indicated. Some minor corrections. Guide made available through the anonymous rsync server on the main site (rsync://math.uwb.edu.pl/multiboot).

Nov 11, 2001

Newer BIOS-es support Int 13h extensions. Therefore, hard disk capacity limitations known as 8 GB or 1024 cylinder barriers, are suppressed in those operating systems or boot managers which make use of those extensions. Related documents are now updated. Thanks go to Stefan Kanthak for pointing the problem out.

Sept 21, 2001

Details on how to fix NT boot sector added. Example of safe Solaris + NT installation corrected. Some technical cosmetic.

Aug 28, 2001

Third major revision. Section "Troubleshooting" added to simplify searching for a workaround. "Reconfiguring boot device" and "History" added. A lot of minor updates, including linking problems.

Aug 25, 2001

The first mirror site established in US: http://www.solarisresources.com/multiboot. Thanks go to Alan Pae.

May 15, 2001

Minor update. There is a simple but sure method to address x86 Boot partition. Credits to Bruce Adler.

Feb 2, 2001

Minor update. The size of NTFS boot partition corrected. Credits to Allan Kerr.

Aug 3, 2000

Second major revision. The guide gained its current shape. A lot of serious updates. More practical details have been added related to Solaris and maintenance of multi-boot environment.

Sept 27, 1999

First major revision, more examples added.

Jul 5, 1999

The very first, initial issue. Site established in Poland, Bialystok at http://math.uwb.edu.pl/~mariusz/multiboot, remotely from Japan.