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Old 07-07-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
nicepen
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Ubuntu/XP Dual Boot RAID 0 + ATI video card


So... I'm kinda new to linux but I know my way around by now and I'm good with windows, however I'm no expert with patitions. What I'm trying to do is dual boot Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows XP Pro on my desktop which has an ATI Radeon 9800pro video card in it. These are all the things I'm aware of that make this install a little difficult. I read that I just have to use the Ubuntu Desktop Alternate Disk to install with the ATI video card so thats what I'm planning on doing. If that is going to be a problem for me, please let me know.

I found a guide for dual booting xp and linux on raid but it isn't as clear as I would like it to be.
http://www.overclock3d.net/articles....dows_and_linux
If I could get help with some of the details I don't understand that would be great.

My first question is in reference to him saying I can point windows core and program files to different partitions, and the same thing (in respect) with linux.

(page 1)
"You can however point the Windows core and/or the 'program files' directory to another drive. This certainly helps in putting all your apps and games on the RAIDed partition, but not Windows itself (because the installer can't see the RAID). The first partitions counterpart on the second drive is a great place to put your /boot directory, your /home, or anything else for which you don't want to risk to the redundancies (or lack thereof) of RAID 0. These directories don't, after all, really benefit from RAID anyway and it means that you can happily re-install your Linux desktop without wiping your /home."

How do I point all these folders to different places and when do I do it?
Also, how big should the different partitions be?

and if anyone has an easier way to get this done (keep in mind all the details of my system) please help me with that.

Thanks
Aaron

My Computer:
Chaintech ZnF3-250 (nforce 3) motherboard
2x WD Raptor 36.7Gb SATA 150
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Newcastle 2.2GHz Socket 754
ATI Radeon 9800Pro 256MB
 
Old 07-07-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Quote:
"You can however point the Windows core and/or the 'program files' directory to another drive. This certainly helps in putting all your apps and games on the RAIDed partition, but not Windows itself (because the installer can't see the RAID). The first partitions counterpart on the second drive is a great place to put your /boot directory, your /home, or anything else for which you don't want to risk to the redundancies (or lack thereof) of RAID 0. These directories don't, after all, really benefit from RAID anyway and it means that you can happily re-install your Linux desktop without wiping your /home."
if windows, right click my computer-> manage -> disk management -> create a partition and you can set mount point. What is mean is next time if your c:\ is full and you want to transfer out some system files (example program files) to another partition. You can do that. So the result is your c:\ drive size won't increase after install alot of softwares (The performance will be better if you mount the folder to another hardisk, because of the data is read from another harddisk which is not busy).

Same with Linux.

Ks
 
Old 07-07-2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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Big help, thank you!
 
  


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