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Old 05-16-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
Samppa72
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highpoint raid and Mondorestore related problem, HELP


Hi,

I have epox kt400 mobo that has inbuilt hpt374 ide raid (8 slots, capable to raid 0, 0/1 and 1). I have used previous versions of mondorescue (1.6x) to backup my MDK 9.2 distro to cd-rws and it worked out just fine. All 7 cd-rw:s checket out with the validate function. There were no problems booting from the first rescue cd.

This was prior I made some changes to my comp, meaning I moved my Windows xp from casual IDE channel disk to ideraid array. After that I had to reinstall linux, because of the problem im about to explain to you soon....
Windows xp is using the mobo highpoint 374 raid array (hda and hdc) and my linux is on single 40 gig drive, assigned /dev/hdk... between those there are hdi and hdj that are cdrom drives, hdi being the one i use writing cds.

Now I tried to boot (bios: raid on) with the backup made with mondo (200404 snapshot, newest for MDK)... and I get this error "your cd-rom is too eccentric. try booting from floppies". I tried it with both cd-rom drives... no difference.

But when I disable raid option from mobo bios... then this error wont occur...
The only problem is that then I could not restore my backup to a condition that a noob like me could get working...(because it gets rescued onto a /dev/hdd, not the one I need it to be (/dev/hdk)! which it comes back on after I turn on the bios raid option) And therefore.. I cant configure lilo etc... to make a bootable root volume.

Now I've studied this forum and searched google, not tomention read the manuals for mondo/mindi... no answer... or then I missed it. I conclude that mondo does not support cdwriters that get assigned too "high" in devicetable, because the bios raid, when on, puts them from /hda and /hdb to /hdi and /hdj...

Any suggestions? My boot image is too large for 3.5 " floppy. And nevertheless, this can be overcome somehow, cant it? I would attach mondo/mindi logs if it were possible in this forum....
 
  


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