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Hi and thank you for who ever is reading this. I get this message at the start. "I can not read the partition of device sdb, its too corrupted for ...
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    I guess a SATA problem


    Hi and thank you for who ever is reading this.

    I get this message at the start.
    "I can not read the partition of device sdb, its too corrupted for me
    I can try to go on erasing over bad partitions (ALL DATA will be lost!)
    The other solution is to not allow DrakX to modify the partition table.
    (the error is unknown partition format on disk /dev/sdb.)
    Do you agree to lose those partitions? Yes/No

    I pick no for I have my windows set up on a RAID 0 on my two WD 80's
    I have a spare 30GB IDE that I am trying to put linux on.

    I pick my 30GB HD and then auto just to get it up and running. It formats the partitions but at the end I get another message

    "An error occurred mounting partition /dev/sda1 in directory /mmt/mmt/windows faild"

    Thank you for your time,
    Amy

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    Don't try and dual boot from any kind of RAID setup that is why it is throwing that error.When you install Mandriva, would it be possible to unplug the RAID drives and just have the 30GB one plugged in?
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    Well can I back every thing up and put Windows on my 30GB hard disk and put Mandriva on my two RAID drives?

    Yes I can unplug my RAID drives but I would have to open my case and do so every time I want to switch OS's.

    My main thing is just a few core programs I have to keep so I have to keep windows installed for school work.

    So if possible to dual boot the other way around I can do that.

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    It is possible to put Mandriva onto its own RAID drives, but in my opinion it would better to ditch the raid setup alltogether just have the drives setup as follows:
    1st Disk originally used in Raid array: Windows formatted as NTFS
    2nd Disk originally used in Raid array: Linux formatted using Mandriva's installer
    3rd disk (The 30GB one): Format it as FAT32 using Windows to use as a shared driver between Linux and Windows.
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