EasyBCD dual-boot with Win 7 & Solaris 10

#1
At the moment I have win7 & Solaris 10 running fine on 2 separate hdds - I simply plug in the hd corresponding to the operating system I want to run. (I was in a hurry and shied away from dual-boot from the get-go). Now it's getting tedious and I want a proepr dual-boot....

Am I right in thinking all I need to do is -

1. install EasyBCD with win7 running
2. power off and connect the solaris hdd AS WELL
3. power on - system should boot into win7 (if not change the hdd disk order in BIOS & reboot)
4. go into EasyBCD and add the solaris operating system / disk
5. reboot and EasyBCD should let me choose which system to boot?

or is it going to be way more complicated than that ?

thx
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
That won't work. With what you've done, the Solaris bootloader is installed to the MBR, not the bootsector, and EasyBCD will not be able to chainload it.
 
#3
OK, thanks - is there anything I can do to get a dual-boot system without re-installing either os? e.g. something that can move the Solaris bootloader?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
There are command-line tools that can be run from within Solaris. You'll be better off asking on a Solaris forum for the exact steps, though.