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Old 09-27-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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RAID 0 Install


Im trying to install Mandrake 10 onto a Promise Fastrack 378 SATA RAID 0 array and dual boot with Windows XP

I have two partition son the array 200gb Windows, 25Gb set asisde for linux.

During the install I get a message about being unable to read the partition properly.

The problem is Mandrake sees the disks as two seperate entities and not as the partitions created on the RAID array.

Any help will be greatly apprciated
 
Old 09-27-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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1. i can't find that model at www.promise.com
2. promise doesn't do hardware RAID, it is a cross between hardware and software.

So i would not worry about the driver and just create a software based RAID once you have your system installed.
OR
Get a real hardware RAID controller.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
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During the install Mandrake sees the disks as two seperate disks, I use Partiton Magic to resize the Windows partition

I then created a 25Gb partiton for Mandrake.

Im am scared of trashing my Windows install.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:05 PM   #4
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Is there a RAID running in windows?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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Yeah two 120Gb disks striped, Windows sees it and runs on it fine, thanks for the help btw.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:27 PM   #6
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just did a lot of googling on this and it looks like kernel 2.6 has support for promise controllers.

I would try a boot disk with kernel 2.6.8.1 and see what you get.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:29 PM   #7
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Being a noob to linux Im afraid you have lost me, what Kernel version will be on the CD's I have downloaded today?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:41 PM   #8
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well if you downloaded Mandrakelinux 10.1 then you should have kernel 2.6.8

So if it doesn't work with that i'm not too sure. I would suggest a few things but since you have other partitions with data on them i don't want to risk losing that.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:47 PM   #9
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I have just looked at the CS and I have version 10, is there any easy way during the install via the CD to upgrade the kernel and if so would this help?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 06:14 PM   #10
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no clue, i'm a slackware red hat man.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #11
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Same problem for me with an ICH5 RAID controller

Trying to install Mandrake 10.1.

I've got my two disks in RAID 0 with windows XP on one partition.

And Mandrake doesn't see the RAID disk ! It sees the two disks instead...

That would be great to get a procedure...

Actually there is a similar problem with windows, I have to give him the RAID driver update just before the installation, via F6 command. Is there a way to do something similar with Mandrake?

If by chance I'm finding such a driver for the ICH5 RAID...
 
Old 10-13-2004, 07:34 PM   #12
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try slackware
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:34 AM   #13
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try slackware
when he is a noob? AND BY THE WAY HE NEEDS A 2.6 KERNEL AND NO 2.4.26@#!

SECONDLY I KNOW 2.6.7 IS UNDER /TESTING ON DISK 2 BUT HE IS A LINUX NOOB AS SAID!

READ BEFORE YOU F*ING POST CRAP!

ok im dun now.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:58 AM   #14
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Yes I'm noob, and I've read Slack is not a good start for a noob

No way to get it working with Mandrake?

If not I'll wait for a Mandrake version allowing that...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 09:09 AM   #15
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yeah might as well not try it.
worst case, he won't be a noob after a week.
i started on slack, and it was perfect because there are many resources available for it.
 
  


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