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Old 04-11-2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Update: Serial ATA Raid 0 issue

Hi guys,

I just installed suse 8.1 casue that the easiest distratro to get ahold that my Raid drivers supported that I could find, I'm duel booting with XP and Suse(if it get it ot work) I got everything set up with boot loader and all but when it goes to boot it hangs at Partition Check
I used Promise Fastrak driver for my on board raid controller

Promise --------
Fasttrak Initalizing ...
Fasttrak Initalizing ...
Fasttrak Initalizing ...
Fasttrak Initalizing ...
scsi: ft3xxx
Vendor ---------
Type Direct Access
sd: Allocate major 8
Attached scsi disk at sda scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
show total space 74Gb or something which is right
Partition Check:
sda: sda1 sda2 <

Running 2 WD 10k Raptors 37.4GB

UPDATED: My partition table I had type out here was wrong this is how it really should be

sda1 5gb XP c: NTFS
sda2 Extented Rest Drive
sda5 10gb XP d: NTFS
sda6 45gb XP e: NTFS
sda7 30m /boot ext2
sda8 1gb /swap swap
sda9 5gb / ext3
sda10 3gb /usr ext3
sda11 1.1gb /home ext3
sda12 150mb /tmp ext3

any help would be greatly appeicated


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Old 04-12-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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no one knows?, If I'm lacking some information please tell me I can see what I can get

UPDATE: My partition talbe it was wrong before

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Old 04-15-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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Im so confused, I have tried moving partitions so that the boot is a primary partition instead of extended and I have noticed it hangs right after the partition check on the extended, any input at all anyone, I have tried looking it up over the net nothing. not many people seem to be using raid and have my simular problem. RAID is working cause in rescue mode when I use my boot raid drivers disk i cna mount all my drives so im not sure what its doing anything at all any suggestion thanks

Old 04-17-2004, 09:21 AM   #4
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Hi guys, well I got past the partition check hanging I just dont know why this happen

If I add "acpi=off" to my boot option when booting it boots fine no issue

but what does this do "acpi=off"?

Old 04-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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I have had a similiar issue i have an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard and it supports Serial ATA w/ RAID 0. I loaded XP and proceeded to load Gentoo, then Grub as the boot loader. recieved NO love from XP, stated i was missing HAL.dll. Eventually i gave up and tried loading just XP, now i get a hardare error after i install and XP tries to boot. Can you dual boot stripped drives (Raid0)?


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