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I Wanted to dual boot windows XP and Linux Mandrake 9.0. I buaght a Brand new hard drive for doing this because I heard about all the horror stories of deleating partitions and loosing data. My Windows XP partition (NTFS) is on a PCI RAID card (acard ultra ATA 133 PCI Raid) when I went to install linux LILO couldn't find my hard drive on the RAID card. I reinstalled Linux but no luck. My computer booted to linux fine but now I can't get into XP without cutting the power from the Linux hard drive. When I went to edit LILO from Mandrake I still didn't find my Raided hard drives. I've read some posts on linux dual boot with two hard drives and some on booting with a RAID config. but none dealing with both. Is this even possible I would like to keep my windows partition and not have to back it up since I am a Student recording engineer and I have many files that should not be compressed (use lossey compression) to back them up.
Ok, I found an option in the kernel for Artop support (file:/usr/src/linux-2.4.20/drivers/ide/aec62xx.c), but I don't know if your chip is supported yet, check your kernel .config file for the following, CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AEC62XX=y, if it's not set then that maybe why it's not working, if it is set then support for this chip has to be added to the kernel.
What Directory would the kernel .config file be in I can't find it in the usr/source directory, however I did find the aec62xxx.c in the dir you mentioned. Do I need to recompile the kernel if I don't find it?
The . before .config means that it's a hidden file and you can usually find it in the top level of the kernel source, it might be in your /boot directory without the dot though, if it is it will have a similar name to your kernel. Look for a text file that starts like the folowing,
# Automatically generated by make menuconfig: don't edit
# CONFIG_SBUS is not set
# Code maturity level options
# Loadable module support
# CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is not set
First, I am a Linux Newbie so if I am not even up to speed enough to appreciate the true problem please excuse my ignorance.
I just created a dual boot, dual ATA hardrive situation with Win2K and Red Hat Linux. I did alot of reading first and used these sites to set it up. Now it works clean. This entails using the Windows boot loader to load either.
Because you get Linux and not Windows is that the Master Boot Record for Windows got messed up when you installed Linux which is easy to do during the LILO installation if you install it on the MBR instead of a superpartition on your Linux drive. The sites below tell you how to fix it and how to get it working if that is your problem.