[CentOS] Re: Intel RAID controller -- IGNORE MegaRAID link

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Sep 8 19:37:03 UTC 2005

Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> of course you are assuming facts not in evidence.
> If for example, he was trying to dual-boot with Windows and
> Windows had already set the drives up as fake raid...
> then he would probably have to work it through in this way
> to use a partition on the existing raid setup in some
> - and then my links may have been helpful.


What I'm saying is that FRAID does _not_ have drivers like
intelligent hardware RAID cards.  They are typically embedded
in the ATA subsystem (requiring a full kernel rebuild), or
have other requirements other than just "building a SCSI

> I of course wouldn't know this - I only have one system as
> dual-boot - my ancient Sony PictureBook laptop and am 
> generally not a fan of dual-boot systems.

I've installed over 1,000 dual-boot systems in my time.
I have _never_ gotten FRAID to work at all on them.

Now using MD and NT4-volumes (and, to a lesser extent,
NT5-LDM) simultaneously, that's a different story.  A
crapload more manageable.

But I agree with you, dual-booting is a nightmare. 
Especially since Microsoft is currently "dorking around" with
disk geometry in NT5.1SP2+ (XP SP2) and is breaking all sorts
of things.  They are using areas of Cylinder 0 (MBR
cylinder)to store information on non-LDM disks.

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