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HDD2+3 are RAID-0 with Windows XP installed on them
HDD1 has Fedora core 4 installed on it
I would like to dual boot
Due to the ability to change the boot order of HDDs in my BIOS, I am able to easily switch between the two OSs. (That's right, I have two master boot records :-)
I would prefer not to have to access the BIOS every time I would like to switch, and since my head spins when reading about getting GRUB to detect RAID-0, I have decided to setup the dual-boot config through boot.ini
Ummm..... any Ideas how to do that?
I tried the generic "copy the first 512 bytes to the windows partition" and all I get is a "GRUB" on the screen and it simply hangs....
Is the grub on your screen followed by a '>'? Can you type stuff? If so, it hasn't actually hung, that's somewhere you can do something useful! RAID-0 is scary though so I don't have any experience to help you any further than that, but see if it's the grub prompt you're at when you try and boot. From there it's not too hard to install grub and fix the problem
I can't help you with your question, but want to
caution you about using RAID-0 ... you are aware
of the fact that if ONE drive dies you loose ALL data?
Yes, you get a performance boost, but I wouldn't
think this is worth it. In fact, I'd dare say that of all
the RAID levels out there 0 is the single-most stupid
one people came up with. 1+0, 5, 10 (and a few
vendor-specific RAID levels) I can appreciate, but
0 makes me shudder :}