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Old 04-07-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Multi-OS and Raid

i write in this forum 'cause i don't find answers in german forums. Hope u understand my poor english *g*

I've got a running XP on a RAID-0 and want to install linux on the same raid.

1. partition is a primary for xp (ntfs)
2. partition is a primary for linux
an 2 logical (data (ntfs)+linux swap) in a extented

the linux distribution i want to use is Suse 9.2

is it possible to install linux at the same raid as xp?

and how? i 've got only an uncompiled driver for linux and no other harddisk to install linux to compile the driver and the kernel with raid-support

pleeze help *g*

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Old 04-09-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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on the same RAID?, do you mean on the same file system?

if you want it on the same array, there shouldn't be a problem with Linux, i don't know if suse supports RAID tho, i never used suse. Just keep suse and xp on separate partitions, as it appears you have already done, and it should be fine (assuming suse supports RAID)

by the way : are you using software RAID, or hardware? .... if its hardware there shouldn't be much trouble, if its software, i would imagine you would have to tell the installer your RAID config so it can use it.

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Old 04-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #3
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I will use linux and xp on the same RAID. It's an onboard RAID-Controler, but i need a driver for it. Suse got no driver, and i 've got only an uncopiled driver.

How can i copile the driver? Only XP is running on the system.

Is it tricky to compile the driver with xp?

the problem i've got is i'm not having any running linux, and no second PC or HDD?
Old 04-12-2005, 03:24 PM   #4
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then you will have problems with the driver.

1) all Linux drivers must either be compiled into the kernel, or compiled as a module, so you would have to stick that new module onto the disk in a way that it can be used

2) i don't think you can compiled Linux code in xp, they use separate file formats for starters, and are not compatible with each other

so saying it would be tricky is a understatement.

your best bet would be to find a distribution that has that driver in the install CD, you can either use that distro, or use it to compile the driver, and try to toss it into that suse install disk. (note: if the install disk will let you use the command line, you could put the compiled driver (a module) onto a floppy, and load the driver from that)


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