Linux+RAID+Win2k dilemma

Linux+RAID+Win2k dilemma

Post by Emilio Federic » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

Hi everybody, I've been happily running for quite  a while my PC with
two Quantum Fireballs on a Abit Hot Rod controller with software RAID0
and Windows 98 on the second partitions of the two drives.
I've been using loadlin in order to prevent lilo from complaining about
the RAID0 not supported and/or the fact that the Windows partition is
located two far from the beginning of the HD (I don't remember what
cylinder number is the limit). This is tha partition table of the
booting HD:
Disk /dev/hde: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 19906 cylinders
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hde1            63    263087    131512+  83  Linux
/dev/hde2        263088    526175    131544   fd  Linux raid autodetect
/dev/hde3        526176  10295711   4884768   fd  Linux raid autodetect
/dev/hde4   *  10295712  20065247   4884768    c  Win95 FAT32

Now I've got my hands on Windows 2000, and since it hasn't got a DOS
mode I can't find a way to run loadlin so I'm considering reverting to
lilo but will it be able to get rid of this messy configuration?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Emilio Federici



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