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Old 03-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Notice to n00bs trying to install ubuntu (or linux in general) on an XP system w/Raid


Notice to n00bs trying to install ubuntu (or linux in general) on an XP system w/Raid 0 (span) array:

Don't do it..........

I just got off the phone with maxtor and after various complications with my system....I found out that my maxtor hard drive is now dead after trying to install ubuntu a month ago. (after working perfectly well for a year and a half). I gave up on the install and tried a different distro (OpenSUSE 10.0) to maybe find a different solution to all the problems I was having. I was able to install this distro, but ultimately I'm having to start over again.

Here are the links to read about the demise of my system:
Mod-edit: links removed
You've been warned. I wish I'd seen a message like this before I started.
(all I saw was how easy it was to install)

I know...boo hoo...I just wanted to warn other n00bs from suffering the same fate.

Last edited by Tinkster; 03-04-2006 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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The first two links do not go to specific threads/posts. The third is hard to follow.
For this to be useful to anyone, I suggest that you give us a quick summarry--what caused the problem, was it fixed, how....etc.

If installing SW caused a drive to physically fail, that's a first. Can you summarize how you (or Maxtor) thinks this happened? HOW is it dead?
 
Old 03-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'm also interested why you think it's "WinXP with RAID on a maxtor drive"/Linux related. I've setup many simular systems without having problems.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #4
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pixelleny: I posted those threads so you could follow the chain of events and to see the various methods used to try to help me....I don't feel like typing everything again...there is tmi for that....thats why I put the links up there...so you could read them. The links start with my initial post and then proceed through the various things I tried. If it is hard to follow I apologize.

jens: according to a few forum posts....trying to install a linux partition onto a system with a raid 0 span array is what screwed up me up.....and it was stated that I should have broken the array first and THEN loaded linux.

http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html

(I can't find the forum post that i read earlier...sorry)
 
Old 03-04-2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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And I'm closing the plug to a local thread and other site ... one thread on
the topic (as a question, mind you) is enough :}

Over all the whole topic is like "My carburator broke down
while I was on the route 66, I warn everyone not to attempt
taking that route." Sorry, no basis for a discussion.


Cheers,
Tink

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