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Old 11-25-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Installing Suse onto existing SATA RAID 0...


I want to install Suse 10 x64 to a second partition on my RAID 0. My RAID controller is onborad my mobo (VT8237 Integrated Serial ATA RAID controller). I remember being told it was a software raid pretending to be hardware (or something like that). Well WinXp is installed on it fine, but Suse only sees the 2 two drives seperately, not as one.

So I gave in and installed Suse onto a second sata drive I had. During the installation I did receive some kind of warning that Linux did not recognise something about certain types of RAIDs. But as the install went ahead without any other hitch I thought nothing of it. That was until I rebooted the system and was not able to boot into windows. Grub only showed 3 options: Suse 10, Floppy boot, and Suse 10 failsafe.

What can I do to rectify this? I dont want to give up on Linux and I certainly can't afford to buy a hardware RAID controller expansion card.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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Boot from CD#1 or DVD.
Custom partition setup.
Setup Raid 0 on the free space of the two drives.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I hadn't thought of that.

OK, so that will allow me to install Linux to the RAID 0 drives. However, it wont sort out the problem with GRUB not listing WinXP as a boot option when the computer is restarted after the Suse install.

Can anyone suggest anything?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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Yes, I have heard of problems booting NTFS Raid 0 with Grub.
So, you should use a floppy to install Grub on it.

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Old 11-26-2005, 08:53 AM   #5
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I'm pretty new to Linux. How would I use a floppy to solve this problem?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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Installation of Bootloader: (Preset: MBR=Master Boot Record; Harddisk)
Change place of installation to Floppy.
 
  


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