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Old 05-31-2004, 06:51 AM   #1
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Some questions


OK, below is my config.

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ATA133 PCI Raid Card

Primary Master - 80GB HDD
Primary Slave - 80GB HDD
Both running as Raid 0 ( Currently booting WinXP from this Raid 0 )

Secondary Master - 160GB HDD

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Mobo IDE Controller

Primary Master - 6GB HDD ( Will be installing Slackware to this HDD)
Primary Slave - CDRW Drive

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Questions:

1) Is my 6GB HDD hda?
2) What is the hdx for my Raid 0 config? Is it hde?
3) I am using a ST LAB Sil0680 ATA Raid card, will slackware be able to recognise the card?

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4) What do we need to know about MBR? Does different hdd have different MBR?
5) In my case, I would install the bootloader to the MBR of which hdd? Getting a little confused with MBR with the addition of the Raid Card.

Thanks in advanced
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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1) Yes.
2) It should show up as scsi - try sda.
3) I haven't used one but from a quick google it appeas as if there is kernel support for it.
4) Each disk will have an mbr (the master boot record is the first 512 bytes of the disk) Which one is actually used will depend on what you have configured in your bios.
5) Since your windows disk is completely seperate I would install the linux bootloader to the mbr of your linux disk, configure your bios to boot from it first and then configure it to chainload windows.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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1) Yes.
2) It should show up as scsi - try sda.
3) I haven't used one but from a quick google it appeas as if there is kernel support for it.
4) Each disk will have an mbr (the master boot record is the first 512 bytes of the disk) Which one is actually used will depend on what you have configured in your bios.
5) Since your windows disk is completely seperate I would install the linux bootloader to the mbr of your linux disk, configure your bios to boot from it first and then configure it to chainload windows.
So, what you are suggesting is to install linux bootloader to my linux hdd and configure bios to boot from my linux disk? After that, configure the bootloader to add in my windows booting?
 
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yes
 
Old 06-01-2004, 07:17 AM   #5
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Originally posted by muflon
yes
thanks.

btw, how do I configure the bootloader to include my winxp in the boot up selections? Can someone confirm my raid0 is sda?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 03:03 PM   #6
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Once you have linux installed you can get a list of all partitions on your system by running:
fdisk -l

This will show you which disk your raid is. A typical entry to boot XP would be:
title Windows XP
root (sd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:25 AM   #7
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Encounter this when installing Slack.

http://clubsnap.netfirms.com/slacklilo.jpg

Any idea why?

I installed lilo to the MBR.

Last edited by subaruwrx; 06-04-2004 at 06:29 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 02:22 AM   #8
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Encounter this when installing Slack.

http://clubsnap.netfirms.com/slacklilo.jpg

Any idea why?

I installed lilo to the MBR.
Anyone?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:06 AM   #9
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:31 PM   #10
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Perhaps you could place a link to that file on your site somewhere - all we get is:
Quote:
Directly downloading images is not permitted on the Netfirms FREE plan. If you are the owner of this site, either ensure that this image is embedded in a web page, or upgrade to one of the Netfirms premium plans.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 01:38 PM   #11
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Perhaps you could place a link to that file on your site somewhere - all we get is:

Done.

http://revenant.qsurf.org/slacklilo.jpg
 
Old 06-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #12
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What happens when you try with increased verbosity (use 5 -v switches).
 
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What happens when you try with increased verbosity (use 5 -v switches).
What's that? I don't understand.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 01:23 PM   #14
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:55 PM   #15
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It will just print extra information to the screenand should show you when/if it fails.
 
  


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