Man ... I almost feel retarded to ask such a stupid question, but here goes.
I recently added 2 120GB WD drives in a raid0 array using the onboard Promise FastTrak MB133 "Lite" (PDC2076) (ASUS A7V333 M/Board) controller to my rig and installed WinXP there (mainly for games and video editing).
Now the existing hda (40GB Seagate Baracudda) currently houses the old WinXP AND lilo in the MBR. The hdb (another 40GB Seagate Baracudda) houses Mandrake 9.1. I got Mandrake to recognize the raid array after compiling the FastTrak Partial Source code. HDA will be formatted and will be the new home to an install of Slackware 9.1 + a FAT32 partition for moving files to WinXP.
Now the problem ...
Of course Linux cannot see the raid array at boot time, so I decided to use the WinXP bootloader to boot Linux (at the moment I'm switching boot devices in the bios). But, when I dd if=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lnx
and add it to the win drive and edit boot.ini, all I get is L 99 99 99 99 etc and no Linux.
Finally the question ...
Where do I have to install LILO in order for the dd
thing to work? Or should I install Slack first and install LILO to HDA again? And, does LILO go in the MBR, /boot or what?
I hope I've given enough info