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Old 11-28-2003, 09:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux does not recognize partitions

I wanted to dual boot Win XP Pro and Red Hat 9.0. I have dual 80 gig RAID 0 with PCI HighPoint 100 controller. I think this may be causing me problems but I cannot figure out why. I've scoured everywhere and can't figure this one out.

Okay, this is actually a two parter.

First of all, when I try to install linux it recognizes the partition but only sees one of the drives.

Second, any time I actually try to install linux (of course unsuccessfully at this point) I cannot boot windows. It seems like linux is goofing with my MBR.

I'm not so sure if I am partitioning this right. Its not allowing me to partition Fat32.

Uh... anyone have any ideas.

Old 11-28-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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if u partitioned using XP's partition manager, then Linux can't do much about it.

It is always recommended that if u want to dual boot Linux and XP, never partition for Linux using Xp's boot manager.

Linux still needs to work on recognizing the NTFS.

Linux runs on ext2, ext3, etc. while WINDOZE runs on FAT32(98, ME, etc) or NTFS(XP)
Old 11-28-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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Have you tried installing GRUB? Though LILO has a graphical interface, I personally prefer GRUB as it has not caused me problems in dual booting.

Try both and see what works for you.


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