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    Question Help - Migrating Windows RAID 0 Array

    Here is my story so far...

    Making the move to Linux with my new rig, and decided to bring over my RIAD 0 from my old WinXP machine. I created the RAID 0 using the Syba SD-SATA-4P card running the sil3114 chip. Worked flawlessly in windows after the driver was installed. Its a 2x250GB SATA RAID 0 with plenty of data I would like to keep, already on it.

    Running Ubuntu 8.04 recognizes all disks but these two, or at least like it should. Gparted shows the two RAID disks as a single disk...of unallocated space.

    I don't want to have to wipe this drive just to get it useable

    I would like to get the RAID mounted with all the data intact, and yes it is an NTFS formatted disk.

    If someone thinks the solution is still out on the rest of the forums, please tell me to keep looking. Otherwise a hint in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    If you want to know anything else about my setup that might help, please ask, at this point I'm willing to try anything short of wiping the drives.

    *EDIT*
    Well seeing as I have scoured the forums and bumped this article once already without a single helpful reply, I can only assume that at this time my plan is not feasible. Thanks to SoftRAID being a total fubar situation when it comes to Ubuntu, I am now going to purchase a second 500GB drive and drag all the info over to that one in Windows.

    My experience with Ubuntu this time around has been great except for this situation. I will continue with my endeavour, and maybe look into solving this myself someday.
    Last edited by ToxicBomber; July 9th, 2008 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Clarification, [SOLVED?]

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    Thumbs down Re: Help - Migrating Windows RAID 0 Array

    Well I poked around in the BIOS and found that its onboard RAID was in fact NOT enabled. So I fixed that and made sure to tell it which disks were part of a RAID 0. The POST message screen displayed the RAID 0 as a 500GB Stripped drive.

    However it is still not recognized by Ubuntu, seen by Gparted as unallocated space...

    Ran fdisk and got this HUGE mess o' output:

    Disk /dev/sda: 74.3 GB, 74355769344 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9039 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x3ab83ab8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 8666 69609613+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 8667 9039 2996122+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 8667 9039 2996091 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x74b49ff8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 5226 5226 0 3b Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb2 40723 279905 1921229923 0 Empty
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb3 1 1 0 0 Empty
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sdb4 104369 104369 0 94 Amoeba BBT
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Disk /dev/sdc: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x002d002c

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 1 60802 488392033+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/dm-0: 500.1 GB, 500118585344 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60802 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x74b49ff8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/dm-0p1 * 5226 5226 0 3b Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-0p2 40723 279905 1921229923 0 Empty
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-0p3 1 1 0 0 Empty
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-0p4 104369 104369 0 94 Amoeba BBT
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Disk /dev/sdd: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc5dac5da

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdd1 * 1 30400 244187968+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

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