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Old 10-24-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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Dual boot winxp/ubuntu on raid array and ide drive

Hey all-
I've been fiddling with linux distros for a fair bit of time now, and was wondering if some people could help me with a problem I've been having.

My current system is as follows :
AMD Athlon XP-M 2600+ (OCed to 2.6ghz).
DFI Lanparty NF2UB
2x512 Corsair XMS
ATI Radeon 9800P
Audigy 2ZS
2x WD 36GB Sata Raptors in RAID 0 (win XP install)
1x Maxtor 100GB IDE (storage for winxp)
1x 60 WD 60GB IDE (linux install)

My dilemma is as follows:
I'd like to dual boot with my system, but would like to do so without reinstalling my windows install if I can avoid it (if not, oh well, I'll get over it...but.) Ive been having difficulty getting boot loaders to recognize my sata raid array...possibly b/c I'm not setting it up correctly. Either way, could I install a boot loader on my raid array without borking my winxp install to choose from my raid array or my ide drive? I currently cannot get the boot loader on my ide to work at all atm...did a fresh ubuntu install and it wont load.

Any help is greatly apprecaite...if I need to give you more information I'll be happy to do so.
Many thanks
~Jeff Howard (buildintechie)
Old 10-24-2005, 11:35 PM   #2
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Try this thread

Superwhat had the same problem found that lilo got him out of trouble.

The other way to do it is to boot linux from within windows
inwhich case have a look at this thread


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