Windows + OpenSolaris + CentOS Installation Guide
Subhasish Ghoshsghosh.oxon at yahoo dot co dot uk
Last updated: June 9, 2009
- v1.0: Initial release, reviewed by The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP). A few minor structural changes and corrections incorporated; Chapters "Troubleshooting" and "Installing OpenBSD 3.2-RELEASE" added.
- v1.1: Further edits, corrections incorporated. FreeBSD section updated to cover 4.8-RELEASE and chapter "Installing NetBSD 1.6.1" added.
- v1.2: Chapter "Troubleshooting" updated. Information on Linux updated to cover Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Psyche Edition) and FreeBSD to FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE.
- v2.0: Further edits, changes incorporated to replace entire BSD section with OpenSolaris 2008.11 and Red Hat Linux 8.0 with CentOS 5.2
This document exemplifies how three different operating systems (OSes) could be installed and configured on a single hard disk. The reader may choose from: Microsoft Windows NT/2K/XP + OpenSolaris 2008.11 + CentOS 5.2. Only x86 & x86-compatible architecture multi-booting is discussed and GNU GRUB is the boot loader of choice. Drop an email at sghosh.oxon at yahoo dot co dot uk in case of queries/questions/comments. Thanks!
1. Introduction1.1 Purpose of this Guide
1.2 What is Multiple-booting?
1.3 Multi-booting Pros and Cons
1.4 List of Assumptions
1.7 About the Author
3. Organization3.1 Chapter 1: About the Operating Systems
3.2 Chapter 2: Installing Microsoft Windows
3.3 Chapter 3: Installing OpenSolaris
3.4 Chapter 4: Installing CentOS
3.5 Chapter 5: Configuring a Tri-boot with GRUB