LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
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!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
TechnHED
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA
Distribution: Linux FC4
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
My good friend RAID-0


Hello y'all :-)

Second time poster, long-time listener. I love what y'all did with the place; exceptionally easy to use! :-)

-So my question is, I have an ASUS a8n-sli deluxe board.

-I have 3 IDE hard drives installed

HDD1=20GB (Primary Master)
HDD2=10 GB (Primary Slave)
HDD3=10 GB (Secondary Slave)

HDD2+3 are RAID-0 with Windows XP installed on them
HDD1 has Fedora core 4 installed on it

I would like to dual boot

Due to the ability to change the boot order of HDDs in my BIOS, I am able to easily switch between the two OSs. (That's right, I have two master boot records :-)

I would prefer not to have to access the BIOS every time I would like to switch, and since my head spins when reading about getting GRUB to detect RAID-0, I have decided to setup the dual-boot config through boot.ini

Ummm..... any Ideas how to do that?

I tried the generic "copy the first 512 bytes to the windows partition" and all I get is a "GRUB" on the screen and it simply hangs....

So, any ideas how to do this?

Thanks a bunch y'all
Jimbo
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 57
Is the grub on your screen followed by a '>'? Can you type stuff? If so, it hasn't actually hung, that's somewhere you can do something useful! RAID-0 is scary though so I don't have any experience to help you any further than that, but see if it's the grub prompt you're at when you try and boot. From there it's not too hard to install grub and fix the problem
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
TechnHED
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA
Distribution: Linux FC4
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the respone :-)

Yeah, I set up RAID-0 because I didn't feel like buying new hard drives :-) And I absolutely hate Window$ but I'm still using it because I haven't quite transitioned yet. :-)

Yeah, I've pressed every key on the keyboard, but it doesn't respond back; I think it has something to do with the 1024 cylinder issue that certain BIOS's have.....

But I was thinking of and idea: would it work if I simply copied the grub installer to the c:\ and then mapped to it in the boot.ini file?

Thanks
Techno Hed
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
TechnHED
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA
Distribution: Linux FC4
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Update on the dual boot...

Okay, I think I made it a little further :-)

I found this :
http://www.geocities.com/lode_leroy/grubinstall/

And I installed it :-) And it worked quite well. Now, when I select it, I get GRUB with a cursor next to it.....

Okay, now what? :-)

Techno HED
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
I can't help you with your question, but want to
caution you about using RAID-0 ... you are aware
of the fact that if ONE drive dies you loose ALL data?

Yes, you get a performance boost, but I wouldn't
think this is worth it. In fact, I'd dare say that of all
the RAID levels out there 0 is the single-most stupid
one people came up with. 1+0, 5, 10 (and a few
vendor-specific RAID levels) I can appreciate, but
0 makes me shudder :}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
TechnHED
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA
Distribution: Linux FC4
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hahahaa yeah, I realize that :-)

That's why I'm not putting anything but games on the box. I only use it for my graphics-intensive games with my 6600GT video card setup. It's mainly my "guinea pig" box.

Techno Hed
 
  


Reply


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
[RAID] Good Hardware seyev Linux - Hardware 12 02-02-2005 04:07 AM
Good sata raid mobo for linux? steelgrave Linux - Hardware 2 07-21-2004 04:44 PM
Any good IDE raid controllers/external enclosures for linux? glock27linux Linux - Hardware 2 11-26-2003 02:52 PM
Any good RAID controllers for Win XP? BrianK General 6 02-13-2003 03:49 PM
Good introduction article on RAID jeremy Linux - General 0 03-16-2001 03:15 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.

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