View Full Version : [ubuntu] FakeRaid guide, thanks

June 8th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Just quick post to thank the authors who wrote the FakeRaid guide found here:


Installed on Intel X38, with two 300gig drives using RAID0. First installed WinXP with a partition size of 300GIG, then Ubuntu on the remainder. Only deviations from the guide is I used the standard Ubuntu installer to setup my partition manually, with it defined to EXT4 :)

To boot into Ubuntu I had to generate a .bin file, for example:

dd if=/dev/mapper/isw_cabidfddci_ARRAY6 of=/linuxboot.bin bs=512 count=1

(ideally do this before you restart, however I had to reload from the Live CD and chroot over to main array)

Transfered it to a third spare drive (as I have no floppy), booted into XP shunting the file into C drive and adding the following to my boot.ini:

c:\linuxboot.bin="Ubuntu Linux" /fastdetect

Also thanks to: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/susenovell-60/boot-linux-suse-using-boot.ini-from-windows-xp-244728/

Well worth the effort :)