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post #1 of 6
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Say that three times fast. o.o

I have a raid setup, with a Vista partition and unallocated space.(soon to be linux)

Vista-100 gigabytes
Linux-50 gigabytes
Total-150 gigabytes in RAID

Okay, so I'm gonna need fakeraid I think. Just to let people know, I'm using a LiveCD. So I go get dmraid from ubuntu's package manager. I go to terminal and type

"sudo dmraid -ay" but it gives me this "RAID set "nvidia_cibhcccd" already active
RAID set "nvidia_cibhcccd1" already active"

What do I do afterwards? I'm pretty sure theres more as the install still doesn't detect my raid, it justs shows it as 2 separate drives.
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No idea; as far as i know (and i don't know very far), only Fedora and Gentoo support RAID. I'm on Fedora 7 right now in RAID 0.
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Well ubuntu has this fix you can download called dmraid but it doesn't help my problem at all.
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the software raid file are stored under some weard file name in /dev
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You are in for a headache, I've done this against others warnings and it worked but... they were right in that the only good way to do this is with hardware like this.

I was dual booting Vista & Ubuntu on mirrored drives. There is a specific order is which you have to install each OS. This means that if you have to reinstall one of them like I did then you will most likely have to reinstall both over again.

I gave in, hardware raid is the only way to go if your dual booting.
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