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Old 03-14-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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Unable to Mount NTFS RAID O Array

So, I finally got frustrated enough with windows to go to linux. I was running xpsp2 with 5 hdds, my c drive was used solely for xp while the others were for storage. Two of the others were independent drives, a 250PATA and a 120SATA. (the c is/was a 80SATA). The last two drives, 250 gig SATAs are plugged into my promise fastrak 378 raid controller that is built into my motherboard. I have them configured in a RAID 0 configuration so xp saw them as one drive ~500 gigs. When I decided to install suse 10.0 I installed it on what was my c drive and deleted that whole drive making linux my only OS. I was able to mount the two drives that in windows were independent. But I can not mount the raid array. when I run the command fdisk -l it shows all 5 hdds, and the two that are in the raid 0 array are sdc1 and sdd1. But in My computer in suse the only 1 drive shows up for both of these. What I want to do is get all my drives mounted with their present ntfs system so that I can clean them off and reformat them with reisig (or whatever the linux fs is). How do I get linux to mount my raid 0 array, and also how do I get suse to allow me read and write capabilities to my ntfs drives? Thanks for any help I'm kind of a newbie, also I realized that I used linux and suse interchangeably here.
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i would assume that to use tha Promise controller, just load the sata_promise module, but as for getting any access to the NTFS side of things, i really wouldn't bother... certainly not write access... that'll never get you anywhere. if the existing raid is set up at a genuine 100% hardware level (and it's not softraid or some other bios based raid) then the single raid object shoudl appear... check dmesg once you load the driver ("modprobe sata_promise") to see any new additions to your family.

there's a bit of similar chat here but it's a little old now, so things may well have moved on a little.


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