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Multi boot RAID 1

Last response: in Storage
November 29, 2012 9:09:29 AM


I would like to do a RAID 1 with multiple boot options (Win7, Win8, Ubuntu 12.04). I have A75 chipset motherboard (which supports RAID). If I'm correct on-board RAID is sort of accelerated software RAID.
So my question would be, is it possible to make multi boot (with mentioned operating systems) RAID 1 with A75 on-board RAID controller?
And if answer is yes, what steps should I follow?

Thank you

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a b G Storage
November 29, 2012 9:18:49 AM

there should be no problem, other that the usual hardware vs. software RAID issues
November 29, 2012 9:32:00 AM

Thank you for quick answer, can you help me a bit more? I haven't done any MBO controller RAID yet. I read MBO manual, but it is sort of crappy.

I switched storage mode to RAID in BIOS, but I don't know what to do next.
Is there prefered order for OS installation?
Do I have to include drivers during OS installation somehow?
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a b G Storage
November 29, 2012 10:46:44 AM

Here's common FAQ for raid..Do some reading

You need to create your raid/paritioned for the different OS you need

Options to select which OS to run
1) Linux have built in OS manager that select which OS to run. I don't use and recommend this.
2) Use OS manager (i.e. Acronis) to select which OS to run at BOOT Time. This is what i use (Linux, Windows)

November 29, 2012 11:04:22 AM

Thank you!