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Old 02-12-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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Question How to Break a Highpoint Mirror


Hello,

I want to install Linux on one of my 20GB hard drives. Problem is, they're setup in a RAID 1 Mirror for my XP installation. My raid is a built in Highpoint HPT370 controller, so the Raid is Hardware.

If I delete the mirror in the Highpoint Bios, will this kill all of my Win XP info/setup? I'd like to break the Raid and have XP on one 20GB drive and Linux on the other.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
John
 
Old 02-12-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Since you have it set from the card, I doubt XP even is aware of it's existance(forgive me if I'm wrong, get second diagnosis, I work mainly in unix). You could try putting one of the disks on ide0 instead of the raid channels and boot up. Definately get a second opinion, but since you have it hardware based, I think you should see no problem.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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RAID1 is designed to backup or mirror data from one hard drive to the second. What would be the point of the redundancy if the backup drive didn't work without the original? To make a long story short both of your drives should work perfectly once the raid is disabled.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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THx, that's what I thought, but I was overthinking!
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:21 PM   #5
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Quote:
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THx, that's what I thought, but I was overthinking!
Never hurts to ask, or to over think. Otherwise you might end up programming a mars lander in standard instead of metric....or something like that.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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Smile

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you might end up programming a mars lander in standard instead of metric.

Classic!
 
  


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