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Q: 2 operating systems on one pc/harddrive ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: 2 operating systems on one pc/harddrive
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: jimmyjrosu-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 29 Mar 2003 17:34 PST
Expires: 28 Apr 2003 18:34 PDT
Question ID: 183020
Could someone tell me, or point me in the right direction for
installing 2 operating systems on one pc.  Here is the deal.  I am
running windows xp, I want to KEEP my current operating system along
with all the contents and instal a second operation syst. sun solaris.
 Anyone tell me how to do this??

Clarification of Question by jimmyjrosu-ga on 29 Mar 2003 21:56 PST
I should also note that I have access to partition magic.  I also
already have the Solaris Disks.
Subject: Re: 2 operating systems on one pc/harddrive
Answered By: feilong-ga on 30 Mar 2003 01:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Jimmy,

With regards to pointing in the right direction, you can follow the
instructions through the link I found below. Simply press the "Shift"
key before clicking on the link so it will open a new window or
right-click on the link and choose "Open in New Window" for your
convenience. - Forum
"Dual Boot Solaris 8 & Windows XP"

If you have further questions, you can email the author of the message
by clicking on his name link.

For safety, you can save your important files to a single folder
and/or make a backup by zipping them to a single file in drive C.

As far as dual booting is concerned, you may find the article below of

"Microsoft To Cut Off Dual-Boot Windows Option",3973,760198,00.asp

You may find additional info by clicking on the search results below.

Search strategy:

dual os xp solaris

"dual os" xp solaris

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
jimmyjrosu-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks alot, it was helpfull.

Subject: Re: 2 operating systems on one pc/harddrive
From: feilong-ga on 01 Apr 2003 04:51 PST
Thanks for the 5 Jimmy. I'm glad I was able to help.

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