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Old 03-24-2009
Dual Boot WIndows 2003 and Solaris 10


I have a dual boot server with Windows on C0t0d0 and Solaris 10 on C1t0d0. When I do a reboot it automatically boots with Windows as default without an option to boot onto Solaris. I want to set Solaris as my default boot.

any ideas?

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Old 03-24-2009
have you booted solaris before from this box?
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Old 03-24-2009
I can only boot to solaris if I remove the c0t0d0 disk (windows image) since the disks are hot swappable. I did go to the grub menu but wasn't sure how to change the entries there. It says the default option is set to '0' but I dont know what 0 meant
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Old 03-25-2009
What does the param says? Are you able to change the value? Try!And if you're using a x86 system, you can also go to the BIOS to change the boot device
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Old 04-05-2009
I think default =0 is for Solaris OS, default=1 for failsafe, and default=2 will be for windows and we should increase the waiting time for a keyboard stroke by setting, say, timeout=25. Correct me if wrong.
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Old 04-07-2009
so is your current settings shows as "default=2" ??
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Old 04-09-2009
Originally Posted by gunnervarma
......I did go to the grub menu ... It says the default option is set to '0' but I dont know what 0 meant
Grub lists the various boot choices and starts numbering as 0, 1, 2, ...

So '0' is the FIRST boot option in the list and is probably Windows. Is the second option Solaris? if so change the number to 1.

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