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Old 11-10-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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from xp raid 0 to dual boot xp /linux

I currently have a windows xp raid 0 set up with 2 36 gig WD HD. I am wanting to set up a dual boot with xp (keeps the wife happy) and Linux on separate drives. I formatted the drives (well I thought I did) and now it seems the format didn't take. I get the blue windows screen on Xp install: Windows can't see a hard drive, install one or a boot floppy/cd, something like that. Basically telling me that my drives are not there (checked all contacts) so my format didn't take. I have farted around with this for a couple of days and finally I just put Ubuntu on top and it works fine. Wife is not happy though (she doesn't like change) so I need to dual boot. I have searched the forums here and haven't seen anything quite like this, can you all please help me out here.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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Install XP inside VirtualBox?
Old 11-10-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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It's been a while since I last installed XP, but I don't think the XP installer can read RAID setups natively. Doesn't the XP installer say at some point to press a key to load RAID drivers from a floppy or CD?

Again, it's been a while since I've installed XP on anything and only once did I try helping a friend to install it onto a system with a RAID setup, so I'm not 100% positive.
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Hey, claudius753, thanks for your reply. I am wanting to take my Raid off and just have two boot drives, one Xp and one Linux. I can easily load Linux up on one of the drives but xp won't load on the other.


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