2nd Try-RAID0 install sequence advice


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Colonel Blip

No responses from 1st try so here is another go at it.

Hello, All!

I have 2 disks, 3 partitions each, one with XP the other with W2k (i.e. dual
boot). I've got the following set for drive names:

Disk 1 Disk 2
C (w2k) D (xp)
E (prog) G
F H

I am installing two new SATA drives as raid0. My intention is to install the
drives, setting them up with their raid drivers and installing XP, using 4
partitions so it would be:

Raid Drive, call it disk 3
C (XP)
I (prog)
J
K

After this I want the other two drives to also be available (IDE drives) so
my thought now is to unplug while I do the new drive install/setup, make
sure the bios is set to boot on the raid drive first, and be able to run w/o
the other two drives.

Then I would install the Disk 1 and have it available as the dual boot
(after mods to the boot.ini on the raid drive). However, since all of the
registry info and program pointers on Disk 1 OS can not be changed and I
can't have two C drives I'm wondering if I should set the Disk 1 OS
partition as something else, say 'X' drive?

One other thought I had was to simply Ghost my current Disk 1 and restore
the image to Disk 3 and then install Disk 2 as the dual boot and use Disk 1
as a backup.

I'm looking for suggestions on acceptability of this approach or how better
to achieve the end result.

Thanks.

Colonel Blip.
E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
 
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BBUNNY

Give up on multi partitioned hard drives and you will be
more apt to succeed.

Colonel Blip wrote:
| No responses from 1st try so here is another go at it.
|
| Hello, All!
|
| I have 2 disks, 3 partitions each, one with XP the other with W2k
| (i.e. dual boot). I've got the following set for drive names:
|
| Disk 1 Disk 2
| C (w2k) D (xp)
| E (prog) G
| F H
|
| I am installing two new SATA drives as raid0. My intention is to
| install the drives, setting them up with their raid drivers and
| installing XP, using 4 partitions so it would be:
|
| Raid Drive, call it disk 3
| C (XP)
| I (prog)
| J
| K
|
| After this I want the other two drives to also be available (IDE
| drives) so
| my thought now is to unplug while I do the new drive install/setup,
| make
| sure the bios is set to boot on the raid drive first, and be able to
| run w/o
| the other two drives.
|
| Then I would install the Disk 1 and have it available as the dual boot
| (after mods to the boot.ini on the raid drive). However, since all of
| the
| registry info and program pointers on Disk 1 OS can not be changed
| and I
| can't have two C drives I'm wondering if I should set the Disk 1 OS
| partition as something else, say 'X' drive?
|
| One other thought I had was to simply Ghost my current Disk 1 and
| restore
| the image to Disk 3 and then install Disk 2 as the dual boot and use
| Disk 1
| as a backup.
|
| I'm looking for suggestions on acceptability of this approach or how
| better
| to achieve the end result.
|
| Thanks.
|
| Colonel Blip.
| E-mail: (e-mail address removed)
|
|
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