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Old 08-04-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
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Hardware RAID on IDE disks

I have setup hardware RAID-1. That was extreamly easy to install Windows on it.
Now I want to install Linux ( Slackware 10.1).

I wonder how to detect raid disk under shell ( with fdisk ) ?
I started Live CD distro - Slax. I tryed to use cfdkis and fdisk but none of drive woud be found

fdisk /dev/hda
fdisk /dev/hdb
fdisk /dev/hdc
fdisk /dev/hdd

fdisk /dev/sda
fdisk /dev/sdb
fdisk /dev/sdc
fdisk /dev/hdb

None of above command worked.
Old 08-04-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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What kind of hardware RAID controller do you have?

Have you tried 'dmesg | grep hd' or similar to see if they are detected during the boot?
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What kernel are you useing?
Old 08-05-2005, 10:22 AM   #4
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RAID controler: VIA VT6410 RAID
and attached disks: 2x Seagate ST3120022A

In instalation Slackware 10.1 there is 2.4.x kernel.
In live CD Slax there is

It would be enough for me to have access to those disks from fdisk or cfdisk under Slax ( 2.6.12 kernel - live CD).
All I need is to know how to do it?

I tryed:
fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0  or: fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0  (for RAID devices)
and in answer received:
Unable to open /dev/sda
When i typed dmesg | grep hd then it receive to me:

root@slax:~# dmesg |grep hd
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
hda: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
ReiserFS: hda: warning: sh-2021: reiserfs_fill_super: can not find reiserfs on hda
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev hda.
VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev hda.
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hda.
NTFS-fs error (device hda): ntfs_fill_super(): Device has unsupported hardsect_size.
Disks are formated with NTFS

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