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Old 11-29-2002, 05:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy XP/Multiboot, RAID (80GBx2) & DVI - anyone?

After almost 2 yrs of waiting & research I finally got a (linux compatible) PC - I did'nt want to make Bill richer but my PC experience is limited so I need a multiboot system for a sharp learning curve & max possiblities (home office + artistic stuff, education, entertainment etc). I thought I knew what I was doing & tried to install user-friendly Mandy (9, or 8.2, or 8 etc) first (before I try installing Debian/Slackware & experimental stuff) but after the first/initial install question I get sweet FA/nothing - I've tried every option - but the right one, rats! Any pointers/assistance would be greatly appreciated, thank you

Mother (RAID 0): Gigabyte GA-7VRXP (Promise 20276)
HD: Maxtor Viper 80Gb ATA133 x2
Monitor: Samsung152T LCD (&) Graphics: Leadtek G4 = DVI
WinXP preinstalled on first of 4 (40GB - RAID 0) partitions
Old 11-29-2002, 05:44 AM   #2
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I re-read your post twice, but i can't see a problem/question your having...
Old 11-30-2002, 10:15 AM   #3
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Mandrake 9 (or 8.2) will not install on this PC & I do not know why. After the initial Mandrake splash screen none of the boot options (enter, F1 or F3 options) work. I have tried the Linux ATA RAID Howto option (linux noprobe) as well without success.

I do not know what to do next. Maybe there is a different RAID option for Mandrake or a special DVI option I am unaware of? Or maybe WinXP & NTFS are the root of the problem? Does anyone know what the problem is? Any ideas or suggestions would be useful.
Old 11-30-2002, 11:06 AM   #4
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I dont know if the raid s the problem but I got my onboard raid to work with Mandrake 9.0 with this boot floppy (guide is in the zip)



I ve got a difrent problem now

Display problem

Plz. help


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