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Old 06-03-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
evilkorn
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Install Fedora7 on existing NTFS Raid-0 Windows array


My setup is currently as follows; 2 32gig WD Raptor's in RAID-0 via my onboard Nvidia chipset on my Asus AMD motherboard. I had Windows use the full span on the two disks after setting up the RAID-0 Array with an NTFS partition.

I would like to maintain the current state of my Windows partition while being able to install Fedora 7 on some of the reaming space of my RAID-0 partition. It has been a while sense I have installed Windows but I think I am able to allocate unused space into a separate partition as unformatted. I would imagine it would be the same under a Linux installation, just slightly a little more wordy.

I have searched the forums first and came up with this link which seems pretty close to what I would like to accomplish. I am more or less looking for a little reassurance as to if that is an accurate walk-through or if not I could be pointed in the correct direction.

In my haste I forgot the most important tool of all -Google.
This link talks about how to resize partitions.
This link refers to how to setup a RAID-0 installation on Ubuntu. I am unsure of the relevance or more so the crossover of commands between that and Ubuntu.

I'm sure if I actually had the guts to follow the steps it would turn out fine. But at the risk of loosing whatever important data I forgot to backup from my computer before I began my initial indevure into installing Linux onto my actual computer, instead of the safe way via VMware.

My friend is just as interested as I am, also being fairly new to the Linux world, as to how exactly to do this.

Thanks

Dan.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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Hardware RAID can be a problem with OSS/FS OS's as they can have proprietary "stuff (TM)" associated with them. The usual advice for your situation is to back-up your existing install and dismantle RAID. Use one drive for linux and one for windows. You have no advantage in maintaining your existing setup unless:

1. You existing data is so humungous that it will not fit on one drive (though you can split between drives with a little thought);
2. You Windows license will not allow you another install

That said: you can install fedora to anything it detects as unused space. Have a go... boot from the fedora dvd, and see what the partition manager makes of it. You can get a long way before anything is final. If it sees your RAID you will probably be fine.
 
  


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