Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
ICH9R Raid controller and Dual boot XP/Kubuntu installation


I have a Raid 1 on a ICH9R onboard Raid controller and XP on the primary partition and am looking for a method to install Kubuntu 8.04.1 on the other free space however can't see a way to do this as Kubuntu can only see two disks (i.e. seeing the free space as two disk not one raid)

Anyone have any ideas.

p.s. I've been informed that some of my equipment is not combatable with Linux however this is just not ture as it works great when installing it on the primary partition all by itself so its not a combatablilty issue with the hardware.. maybe just the raid controller.
Old 09-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,232
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 190Reputation: 190
That is a fakeraid controller, here are a couple how-tos for installing ubuntu on fakeraid.

hope that helps.
Old 09-30-2008, 01:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Arch/Slackware/Knoppix
Posts: 1,781
Blog Entries: 14

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
You need dmraid to recognize the disks as RAID, not separate disks.
Check this out if you haven't already:

or the other links in google with "howto raid ubuntu"
There's no reason you can't dual boot xp and Kubuntu; good luck.
Old 10-01-2008, 07:46 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the help however the dmraid issue on liveCD is a sticking point. I did try the Alternate CD and got to the point of rebooting after the raid is setup. When rebooting i got the message error loading OS. I'm going to be interested in doing this still however right now i'm on a deadline so will use Windows XP 32bit with VMware and install Kubuntu on the VMware server. Bad work around but i have no choice. I know this must be possable so updates would be welcome.

I think if the liveCD came with a software Raid it maybe workable.

Thanks for the help.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 12 installation on ICH9R raid Dvar Slackware - Installation 2 04-27-2008 12:00 AM
linux installation on dual boot software raid Sjaaksken Linux - Hardware 10 12-18-2007 03:31 PM
Installing dual boot on HP372 raid controller (ABIT-KX7333R) m0ridin Fedora - Installation 0 10-23-2004 10:56 AM
Read hat XP dual boot with High Point Raid Controller elmidwill Red Hat 3 11-08-2003 08:19 AM
Dual boot Xp/Slackware on ATA Raid Controller wma Slackware 4 07-27-2003 11:18 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration