NForce4 Raid 0 Slackware 12.0 install....
I have an Asus A8V Deluxe mobo, with Nforce4 Raid, and 2 x 250gb disks attached in a soft RAID 0 array...
Now, I did have a very successful Slackware 11.0 install, but due to wanting to try the 2.6 kernel started to play....
Installed 12.0 OK, then tried to get EasyBCD to pick up the partition...did not work. Peeled off the bootsector using dd and manually updated using BCDEDIT.... L99 99 99 99 ...that old chestnut.
Anyway, bigger problems come my way as I discovered that most of my hard disk was knackered....most of the binary files unreadable etc....OK though, as most of it is backed up, or is on various computers.
It was suggested that I clear my MBR using dd, which I did. But then when I looked at the disk in fdisk I noticed that it only reported one disk.....not the array.
Now, my first question is...would an installation (that went well I might add and could boot from CD) cause all the hard disk corruption I have? I hope so, as otherwise I cannot explain my disaster...(would make it better if I could at least attribute it to something).
Secondly, how the hell did I get Slackware 11.0 on in the first place?
And how do I proceed now? I am totally confused...
Any help much appreciated,