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Old 06-13-2002, 03:48 AM   #1
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dual boot install problem

the other day i tryed to install red hat 7.3 and windows xp on my computer-

amd xp1800
gig ga-7dxr+
dual maxtor ata 133 -40 gb drives
promise fastrack 100 -raid 0

couple of questions-
1. i load windows first and them linux-right
2. i created a primary partion, active, and an extended partiiton with one logical dirve . when i start the install of red hat after installing windows xp on a fat 32, i get that red hat sees no drives , i don,t get it????any which way i try to do this install, windows first and linux second, i always get that linux cannot see drives or recognize a partition or unused space.

i am thinking linux does not recognize or uncompatbable hardware-my maxtor ata 133 hard drives.

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Old 06-13-2002, 04:42 AM   #2
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1. Yes, that's right.

2. Delete the logical and extended partitions and just leave it as free space. Then try to install red hat again. Don't touch the xp partition.

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Old 06-13-2002, 05:58 AM   #3
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i have tryed that too. i had windows xp installed on a fat 32 , primary active partition, 50% of my available raid 0 space, 40 gb, and the remaining 40 gb was free space. i partitioned the raid with the primary patition and formatted it , installed wind xp. then started the red hat install, hardware errror , no hard drives.

i have no problem installing on basically the same board, i also have a gig ga-7dxr, non-ata 133, it has dual ibm drives , ata 100, i have no problems

got to believe it,s the maxtor ata 133 drives not compatible
Old 06-13-2002, 10:36 PM   #4
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No, it's got to be your IDE RAID controller. Windows has enough problems with these, I can't imagine what Linux would do to one. But I've never tried installing one in Linux. It probably doesn't want to use BIOS calls to the disk array to read/write to it; it wants its own driver. Is the promise controller supported under linux?
Old 06-14-2002, 02:21 AM   #5
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well, the board i am installing on is a gig ga-7dxr+ board. it has promise fastrack ata 133. the other board i have linux installed is the gig ga-7dxr board, ata 100. maybe the promise fastrack ata 133 is giving me fits. either the raid ata 133 controller or maxtor ata 133 hard drives.

i have raid set on my 2 other computers running raid 0, red hat 7.3 on a abit be-611 v.2 board and the gig ga-7dxr board with suse 8. raid setup on on suse 8 is so easy, just a couple of clicks with the mouse.


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