telecomtom at vedatel
Mar 13, 2006, 6:30 AM
Post #5 of 5
RE: getting started with gentoo + opensolaris
[In reply to]
i appreciate the suggestions and the reminder that the slice numbering
starts with 0, making the "whole disk" hda2. i plan to do some
experimentation when my schedule loosens up. i'm really curious to see
if sol10 can run some of the linux-compiled software. i can't imagine
it'll do it with no problems, but who knows ...
-- thanks, TT
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] getting started with gentoo + opensolaris
> From: "Mike Owen" <kyphros [at] gmail>
> Date: Fri, March 10, 2006 1:04 pm
> To: gentoo-sparc [at] lists
> On 3/10/06, telecomtom [at] vedatel <telecomtom [at] vedatel> wrote:
> > greetings gentoosparc users,
> > I've got a sunblade 100 with 80GB HD left over from a move last year.
> > I'd like to get it up and running, with dual boot of gentoosparc and
> > opensolaris, and to use some of the files like email in
> > slices/partitions that will be accessed by both operating systems. Has
> > anyone done this? successfully? are there any gotchas to watch out for?
> > I remember something about slice 3 being for the "whole system". Is that
> > still necessary with new operating systems like gentoo and opensolaris,
> > or is it an issue with sun hardware?
> > -- TIA, TT
> It's certainly possible, but it won't be the easiest thing. To make
> life a little saner, I recommend using 1 big root partition, because
> it's a lot harder to forget which partition is which that way :)
> Do something like:
> /dev/hda1 - solaris
> dev/hda2 - common swap
> /dev/hda3 - whole disk
> /dev/hda4 - linux /
> Partition and install with Solaris, and make sure it runs. Install
> Gentoo on hda4, and setup SILO to load linux off of hda4 and Solaris
> off of hda1. The example silo.conf has details on how to boot a
> Solaris partition.
> It's possible to compile ufs support into the kernel, and with 2.6.15
> I had no read/write problems. However, I was unable to ever get the
> Debian ufs.fsck to build properly, so if the ufs partition needs a
> fsck done, you won't be able to mount it rw.
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