From: Zheng Tong (
Date: Sat May 29 1993 - 20:06:14 CDT

Hello Managers,

My original post:

>We are going to change our SunOS4.1.3 to Solaris2.5, but our scanner
>software and others are all for SunOS4.1.3. Is it possible to install
>Solaris2.5 and SunOS4.1.3 at the same sparcstation? and how to do it?

Srinivasa Rao Duddupudi <>
Rich Kulawiec <> (Marc S. Gibian) (Mark de Roo)
bismark@alta.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Bismark Espinoza) (Manjeet Rekhi)
John Justin Hough <>

They suggest I should have two hard disks, one for SunOS
and another for Solaris, and boot to either disk. For instance,
I have a SS5 with two internal drives (targets 3 and 1). Target 3
contains the SunOS and target 1 Solaris. At the open-boot-prompt
simply type:
"boot disk" (or disk3, because disk is default target 3 in a SS5) for
"boot disk1" for Solaris.

From: (Johnie Stafford)
>Most SunOS 4.1.3 binaries will run on Solaris 2.x.

From: Bob Fulwiler <>
>The simplest way is to nfs mount the /opt and /usr dirs from a 4.1.3
>machine and execute the s/w fom those directories.

From: Sean Ward <>
>Solaris includes a binary compatibility mode package, SUNWbcp. Your
>scanner software will probably run under Solaris 2.x with that package
>installed. Of course you'll have to test it....... :-)

Thanks to every one.

Zheng Tong

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