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slackman 11-02-2003 01:46 PM

Slackware 9.1 install, partition questions
Hi, i have 2 x 160GB hard drives in Raid 0, so system sees it as one big hard drive. (those are ide drives connected to onboard SiL SATA controllers via IDE to SATA converters).i have few partitions on it (3).
1 primary and 2 logical.

i created some space for linux and created 3 partitions there (tried to make em all primary but win won't let me do that, because i think u can only have 3 primary partitions max (i already had 1 win primary partition)), so i did / as primary and / home as prim, swap was logical. when i went to slackware setup, it showed me the primary partitions , but it was unable to detect swap partitions. So i thought that i'm gonna try make all the partitions for linux logical. When i did that, setup was unable to locate any partition created at all. I'd be very greateful if anyone could help me with setting it up.

My motherboard is Asus A7N8X Deluxe with NVIDIA chipset onboard.


exodist 11-02-2003 02:03 PM

the raid controller might not be supported in raid mode by linux. that is a kernel issue hard to tackle

slackman 11-02-2003 02:10 PM

i searched on the net for some info, and people say that it's easier to disable raid and install linux in IDE mode. but will that destroy my data , already on the drive (two drives in raid 0)? i think it will and i dont want this to happen. any other ideas. let me know.

o yeah, when i created partitions for linux as primary i was able to see them in setup. the thing is that it will only allow me to make 3 primary partitions ( i have one for win, and two for / and /home). i couldnt add swap as primary.


exodist 11-02-2003 02:15 PM

use an additional harddrive for your linux stuff, then recompile kernl witht he proper raid support and mount the drive.


at boot: prompt in slack setup try:
or if that fails try:
or f3 to see if eeather actually exist :-P

slackman 11-02-2003 02:23 PM

no raid.s :) (that'd be too easy)
i have additional hard drive, but im using it as back up, secondly i won't be able to move it after installation to the other disk. any other ideas?

y is setup seeing primary partitions in raid0, and doesnt see logical ? weird

exodist 11-02-2003 02:26 PM

I think setup sees 2 different drives rather than both as 1

slackman 11-02-2003 02:30 PM

nope, it shows the size, and those are the exact sizes i specified when creating the partitions. but it will for some reason see only primary partitions, and not logical ones.

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