Linux Boot Error After Solaris10 Install
cstark at hawaii.edu
Wed Oct 12 09:45:33 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 14:55 +0900, Mark Sargent wrote:
> Hi All,
> I get the following when choosing to boot Linux from the Solaris10 boot
> "Bad PBR sig"
> I'm guessing PBR stands for Primary Boot Record, yes..? What's required
> to repair this.? Section (9.35) on this page, »www.sun.drydog.com/faq/9.html
> is it related to my issue.? Little outa me depth here on this. Cheers.
> Mark Sargent.
In order to get Solaris 10 working with Linux, you cannot have any Linux
swap partitions as primary partitions. They have the same ID# as a
Solaris partition so one or both of the OSes flip out. At one point I
was triple-booting between FC4, FreeBSD, and Solaris 10. This was my
partition scheme (if my memory serves me right):
/dev/hda1: Linux root partition
/dev/hda2: FreeBSD (uses its own sub-partitioning scheme)
/dev/hda3: Solaris (see above)
/dev/hda5: (extended partition)
/dev/hda6: Linux Swap
/dev/hda7: Linux home partition
To do this, I booted with a FC4 install disk, then manually partitioned
the disk using fdisk from one of the virtual terminals. Without
installing Linux, I rebooted and put Solaris on (since you don't have an
option to not install its bootloader). Once Solaris was up and running,
I put FreeBSD on, then finally Linux. You can use a chainloader command
for both FreeBSD and Solaris in the grub boot menu.
Let me know if you need more details.
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