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Old 11-11-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Suse 10 installation on HD that use to be in a raid 0/1 setup


I previously had four Western Digital drive install in a raid configuration 0/1 on a Promise Fastrak100 T4 and running Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

The Promise card was remove from the board and the four HD where repartition by Symantec Partition Magic as logical drive FAT32.

I Install two of those drive in removable tray and install Suse 10.

Here is the problem: during installation I am told by Suse that I have a raid that is not supported in kernel 2.6

1.-How should I prepare partition/format my drive for a re-installation of Suse ?

2.-What type of installation should I do ?

3.- How should I partition by HD in order to have Suse to install on the C drive (not sure hda in linux) and to use the other drive D (hdb) for backup.

Thank you for answering my question and excuse my English.

Serge G
Old 11-11-2005, 02:54 AM   #2
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so you now only have 2 disks in the machine, right? So you dont even want raid on it, correct?

1. If thats the case, you can just go with the suse installer all the way till the disk partitioning part. Then either take what it suggests or build your own configuration. Most likely youll want to format both disks to use reiserFS..

2. So, a full new install is what I think the suse installer calls it..

3. already answered in 1. (: The labeling of disks goes like this:
hda is the first disk (at the end of the first IDE cable, not sure how this goes with SATA or SCSI), hdb the second, hdc third and so on.. hda1 is the first partition of the first disk, hda2 the second, and so on.
Old 11-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer.
Problem solved

Serge G


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