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Dual Boot: Solaris 8 and Gentoo (2.4.31)

Solaris 8 -> hda
Gentoo -> hdc

OpenBoot PROM (OBP)

Do not use version 4.17 because you will not be able to use 'boot net' (machine will not respond to TFTP); use version 4.15 instead.

Gentoo

Configuration Files

SILO

File: /etc/silo.conf
partition=1
default=linux
root=/dev/hdc1
timeout=150
image=/boot/kernel-2.4.31
label=linux
root=/dev/hdc1
append="video=atyfb:1024x768@60"
read-only

/etc/fstab

File: /etc/fstab
/dev/hdc1               /               ext2            noatime         0 1
/dev/hdc2               none            swap            sw              0 0
/dev/hdc4               /usr            ext3            defaults        0 0
/dev/hdc5               /var            ext3            defaults        0 0
/dev/hdc6               /home           ext3            defaults        0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660         noauto,ro       0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy     auto            noauto          0 0
proc                    /proc           proc            defaults        0 0
shm                     /dev/shm        tmpfs           nodev,nosuid,noexec     0 0
none                    /proc/openprom  openpromfs      noauto,user     0 0

modules.autoload

File: /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4
openpromfs

XORG-X11

emerge fontconfig
emerge xorg-x11

Use this xorg.conf and add/change the following lines:

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Keyboard0"
  Driver      "keyboard"
  Option      "XKbdRules" "xorg"
  Option      "XkbdLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier "Mouse0"
  Driver "mouse"
  Option "CorePointer"
  Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

  SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Virtual    800 600
    Depth     24
    Modes "800x600"
  EndSubSection
EndSection

External resources

OpenBoot PROM (OBP) Reference

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