Ok newbie here, so bare with me
. Purchased the SUSE Linux 10.1. Here is my current laptop specs.
Thru BIOS I have 2 74.5GB 7,200 RPM hard drives in RAID 0. Nvidia Stripe for RAID 0.
Turon 64 mobile
2 GB DDR3200 RAM
NFORCE 4 mobo
2 X nividia 7900 Go GS 256mb each
Ok the whole RAID setup gives me 149GB. I want to have in RAID 0 Windows XP Pro on a 20 GB partition NTFS, 50GB for windows programs NTFS(I understand linux can do read-only with NTFS). The other 79 GB i want for linux.
So far no go on installing linux, usually run into a GRUB error 21 with windows installed and with the hard drives clean installing linux the installation takes more than 7 hours and stalls.
Ok first tried installing with the partitions in windows(one active primary for windows, another in extended for data). I would get this error messages:
Warning: This system has at least one hard disk with a RAID configuration presented by the BIOS as RAID that is in fact a software RAID. The following disks where detected as part of such a RAID.
The linux kernel 2.4 supported some of these systems (like Promise Fastrack and high point rocketRaid), but the linux kernel 2.6 does not support them at all.
If you install onto these disk, your RAID ocnfiguration and any data on these RAID will be lost. Refer to http%//%portal%suse%com to learn how to migrate to a Linux software RAID.
The second warning after a little bit.
The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.
You can use the partitions in disk /dev/sda as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or remove partitions from that disk with this tool.
Followed by the disc 1 only installing its part, then it reboots and GRUB gives the error 21 problem.
If i go ahead and remove all partitions. Every unallocated. Then install i get a extremely slow instalaltion that stalls.
Can someone guide me thru the process? How can i get this fixed? I really want to try and learn linux