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Old 06-28-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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Dynamic Disk Overlay, Grub, Windows XP.. oh man.


Here's the problem; My 160gig hd [slave drive] is giving me problems. It is a Maxtor, [yes yes.. i know =/]. My mobo doesn't seem to see it over 160, unless the maxtor dyn disk overlay is in there.


I tryed partitioning the 160 gig; 130gigs to XP, and 30 gigs just for Redhat Fedora. I tryed that; thing is, if I install grub it will get rid of the maxtor dynamic disk overlay banner, and then i will hit problems. I hear theres some like cap or something without software that it can do something wrong?

Well, so I try not installing grub and then whenever i want to run fedora, i'll plop in the disk. Now I have some things on my 130gig partition, so I plop in the disk and then a Kernel panic appears. So i'm thinking, hmm.. google time?

So I restart, arrive to xp, and see my 130gig partition name [like hd name] isn't as it was before. So i try to execute it to look into the drive, and well I got "Format disk now?" kind of popup. So i'm getting a bit worried, since I went threw this after installing grub for the first time. So now im sitting here, a bit sad, and lost some download time on my mp3s and some other files i was happy to have saved on a disc. I had updated my mobo to see without installing the maxtor dyn disk overlay. Blah, not much of a difference at all.

Has anyone had a problem, at all having a 160gig drive, a maxtor brand, with the dynamic overlay banner, and not able to install grub because of it? Is there a workaround?

If you need any more information, I'd be happy to post it for you; I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem, and may be the time to start getting an investagation on it.

Thanks for your time.
Old 06-28-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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For Slackware, to use a DDO with LiLo, you install it to the superblock of your linux partition instead of the master boot record. I imagine it's the same with grub and fedora. Slackware actually prompts you and asks where you would like LiLo installed. Perhaps Fedora does the same.


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