V. Example installations
In this example there is a single one hard disk on the system. It might be either IDE or SCSI. Two operating systems are installed: Solaris and Windows NT. FAT-16 volume is created to provide data exchange between them. After the installation is complete, at the boot time a user is presented the Solaris boot manager menu to select which operating system to load.
The hard disk will be partitioned as follows (proportions are meaningless):
/sharedirectory, and add the following line to
/etc/vfstabfile under Solaris:
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0p3:c - /share pcfs - yes -
FAT-16 partition will be mounted automatically at the boot time (see notes on
mounting FAT partitions). If the hard disk is IDE
Remarks: It is also possible to setup Solaris before Windows NT. If that is the case, to boot Solaris either, activate Solaris boot manager, or install some third party boot manager. To activate Solaris boot manager make the Solaris partition active. Use DOS fdisk program on DOS boot floppy, or NT Disk Administrator.
To make NT Loader the default boot manager that is able to boot Solaris some trick must be applied. The following programs on a DOS boot floppy disk will be necessary:
When the system is setup according to the description in the previous section, perform the following steps:
boot /r /drive:0 mbr solaris.bin
osbs20b8.com), set NT as the only operating system, give it whatever label you like, set timeout to 1 second. Leave Solaris partition active and order OS-BS boot manager not to change it.
solaris.binfrom the floppy disk to the root of the NT boot partition.
boot.inifile so that it contains the following entries:
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="MS Windows NT 4.0" multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="MS Windows NT 4.0 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos C:\solaris.bin="Sun Solaris"
After the system is rebooted the NT Loader menu should appear. Now, it contains an entry to boot Solaris. When Solaris is selected its own boot manager appears.