Subject: Fwd: Dual-boot install with Solaris
To: None <>
From: Michele Stuart <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/23/2001 14:14:09
Okay, the idea that it might be as simple as editing the /etc/fstab file
appropriately had eluded me for an entire day...up until I sent this note
out. Then it magically came to me. Thanks anyway. :)


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>I hope somebody can help. I want to install NetBSD 1.5 and Solaris 2.6 on
>the same Sparc 20. I've found lot and lots (and lots) of posts and articles
>on the web in which somebody mentions that he's happily running both
>OS's on the same sparc, but I can't find anything telling me how they got to
>that point. Can anybody point me to some documentation or any references
>at all  on how to achieve this?
>So far, what I'm finding is that neither OS will let me specifiy anything 
>than the first disk slice for it's root filesystem. When I try to tell 
>NetBSD to
>use something other than sd0a, the installation just hangs, and when I try
>to tell Solaris to do it, it just flat out refuses.

Michele Stuart

"Why doesn't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?"
                                 -- Jimmy Durante