[SunHELP] Installing Solaris 10 on a logical partition

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Apr 18 11:59:08 CDT 2005

Daniel Tahin wrote:
> Hello!
> I have downloaded Solaris 10 for PC, to getting familiar with it. I'm very new in Solaris:-)
> To install it, i use the bootable CD-image. Installing it, is very simple, but i would like to install it in a logical partition, because i  need the available 4 primary partition, since there is other OS's on the PC (e.g. Windows), that like a primary partition to be installed in.
> It seems the install-wizard doesn't allow this. I tryed to create a logical partition under Linux, and change the partition-ID to 0xBF (this was the ID of the primary partition, after the installation), but the install-wizard didn't recognize it.
> Can you help me at this problem, or is this possible at all?

You cannot turn a logical partition into a primary partition simply by
changing its ID.  The structures are physically different, and if
Solaris x86 requires a physical partition and you have none available,
you're out of luck.

Have you considered installing another disk?  This would give you four
more primary partitions available.

 Phil Stracchino
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