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Old 03-17-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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creating linux partitions in windows?


Is it possible to create a linux (ext-3/reiser fs preferably) partition in winodws? Are there any programs that will do this?
I need this cos atm, linux is not picking up raid controller, but i NEED it to be in linux format for when migrating to another (linux) computer....
Cheers for any help guys
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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strange that linux isnt recognizing the raid. id check the controller. as far as creating a linux partition in windows, i seriously doubt that will be possible, but maybe someone knows better.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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Well, the controller card is rather cheap, but it claimed that it supported linux... Kudzu hasn't even picked it up though! It's a EIO DM-8401R (made by innovision) I've looked on their site but haven't found any drivers
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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I searched google for your query and got something...I'm not sure if that will do, however, I leave it for you to figure that out..

First, take a look at this page which has the same issue as yours: (only difference there was that linux had detected that card as IT8212F instead of EIO DM-8401H)

http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kern.../Feb/0560.html

And this is the page which has the linux driver for RAID card - IT8212F

http://www.iteusa.com/productInfo/Do...3%20Controller

Notice the section at the bottom of the drivers page:

IT8212F
ATA133 RAID Controller RAID BIOS (for RAID, IDE) v1.6.1.8

ATAPI BIOS (for ATAPI device) v1.6.1.41
BIOS Update Utility (support: SST 39SF512/39SF010/39VF512; ATMEL AT49F010) v2.0@
Windows Driver v1.6.1.8
Windows Driver & AP v1.6.1.8
Linux Driver (support : Mandrake91B RedHat9.0B SuSe8.2 ) v1.42 Binary Code ; Source Code
Linux Driver (support: Debian, Gentoo1.4, Mandrake9.1, RedHat9.0, Slackware9.0, SuSe8.0, Turbo9.0) v1.43 Source Code
Linux Driver (support : kernel 2.6.x) v1.43 Binary Code ; Source Code
User Guide Specification v0.2
ReadMe v0.0


Good luck!

Regards,

amit
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:19 PM   #5
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Creating a linux partition in windows hmmm, never heard of that. Rather resize your windows partition and create a new linux one.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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noooooooooo, it's not to install linux onto it. That's already been done and perfected... I need it to put in a server (basically a file server - 240GB) but i don't want it in FAT32 as it isn't a journaling fs, and linux is still dodgey with NTFS.... I need to make this partition so tht i can move all my stuff onto the 240GB cos atm, all my other hdds are full (3x 40)

Cheers amit, i shall look at tht, looks promising
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:09 AM   #7
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Partition magic 8 has native support to create linux file partitions... I believe it can create ext1 file type partitions... which can easily be converted later... you'll have to find the partition magic documentation on their web site...
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:51 AM   #8
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PM8 does ext3


 
  


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