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nForce3 equipped motherboard with 2 SATA HDD's running in RAID1 (mirroring) using onboard (soft?) nForce3 RAID controller. Windows XP is installed on this drive (C:-drive in XP)
One single PATA drive intented for my SuSe 10 install (G:-drive when running XP).
When I start the SuSe 10 install SuSe tells me that it found two HDD's (SDA and SDB) which are part of a software RAID. Installing SuSe on these drives will destroy all data on the drives.
No problem for me I guess because I'm planning to install linux on the detected HDA (my single PATA) drive.
SuSe suggests to put the GRUB bootloader on a partition on de HDA drive (HDA3 i think), and since it treats my RAID1 as two individual drives (SDA and SDB) it will mount these drives as Windows1 and Windows2...
- Will I still be able to boot my WinXP from within GRUB? And which entry will I need to select to boot WinXP? Windows1 or Windows2?
- Will SuSe damage my RAID1 when it mounts and treats the two drives ad seperate drives? I guess they will no longer be a mirror when I write a file from within SuSe to either SDA or SDB?
- Is there a way to let SuSe handle these two drives as a ONE drive (RAID1), like WinXP does?
Is it possible to move this thread to "Linux general"? Since some of my questions are general linux questions and I need an answer to them before I start my Linux adventure: don't wan't to loose any data.