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Old 10-20-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
m0ridin
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Fedora(any) + Highpoint 372 onboard chipset


Just wondering if anyone has successfully installed any fedora core on a machine using a mobo with onboard HP372 Raid Chipset (specifically ABIT-KX7333R).

I have 2 80gigs raided with raid0 for XP.. i threw in a 3rd drive (20 gig, not raided) for linux. I heard fedora/redhat has decent support for the raid drivers, but i wanted to check here first and see if anyone has installed grub or lilo with fedora and been able to dual boot...

i'm just paranoid about screwing up my MBR i suppose

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Old 10-22-2004, 12:08 PM   #2
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OK just wondering if anyone can help me out with dual booting with this highpoint 372 chipset..

i have windows XP installed on 2 80gigs in a raid0 array (2 NTFS partitions), the bios boots from this. i have a 3rd 20gig that i wish to install fedora onto. I tried installing fedora core 2 and the installation went successfully. All hard drives were recognized. However...

When it came time to install GRUB, it did not detect that i had any other operating system installed on the machine.. at this point i became wary of having grub mess with the MBR (since it did not recognize XP), so i instead had GRUB installed to the /boot sector of the 20gig.

as i expected, the system booted into XP with no prompt. I then pointed the bios for the mobo and the bios for the HP372 chipset to boot from the 20gig.. upon doing so i recieved a "GRUB Hard Disk Error"

My question is how to set up fedora core 2 or 3 on my rig and have dual boot options. Any help is much appreciated.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:57 AM   #3
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http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_hpt372n.htm There are the Linux drivers for your chipset. I don't think any of the precompiled ones will work though. They do have the source.

I don't understand the grub error. I suppose that you need to have the chipset drivers installed in Linux so that grub will properly recognize the array as a drive. I do know that you need the drivers installed if you intend to access the array. You will also need support for NTFS.

First I would suggest physically disconnecting the raided drives, installing FC on the other drive and confirm that it will run. Then get the High Point drivers going. Then reattach the array drives and after determining what their drive designation is I would modify grub to point to the array for the Win boot.

I had a mb that had a hotkey during the boot process that brought up a menu allowing you to select the drive to boot from. Actually, I beleive it was two different motherboards, one Intel and one ECS. If the mb will do that I suppose grub doesn't need to know about the Win array.
 
  


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