clone from IDE to RAID 0 array ???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by GoNz0, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    can i do this ? norton say not with there software :(

    i just installed 2 30 gb maxtor on my raid channel and dont want to go through a mass reinstall, is there anyway round this ?
     
  2. pointer

    pointer Guest

    Ghost

    I did exactly what you describe using Norton ghost.
    Created Ghost Image of my System, tweaked to what I wanted.
    I then created the Raid Array, and copied the Ghost Image to the new Raid Drive.

    Works Great! :)
    pointer
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    now to complicate matters again. i tried to use the partition to partition with ghost, i didnt realise u had to have a partition set to clone to and not raw format. as soon as i set a partition i was able to copy c drive to my new w drive. i set bios to boot from hdd1 then hdd0 and got a disk boot error, please insert disk.

    so to recap. i dont want to format, and my C drive is 80gb, split into 60 and 20.

    i want to take the 60gb c drive partition in its bootable format and copy to w drive, making that the bootable drive. but i would also like to keep the info on c drive as an image incase of disaster.

    i think im biting off more than i can chew again :rolleyes:
     
  4. gajef

    gajef OSNN Addict

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    Is the new partition set as 'Active'?

    You can check this using a win98 bootflop and then use fdisk..
    There is an option to set a partition as active....

    Gert-Jan
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    erm i dont think a win98 boot floppy will see the NTFS will it ? but i see your point on that 1, i will look into it a little more when i get home tonight, thanks m8.

    (i really dont want a FAT32 partition though)
     
  6. gajef

    gajef OSNN Addict

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    Oh yeah.... It will see it alright...

    When fdisk starts you will get a question about NTFS partitions...
    Just say Yes (it's the default)...

    fdisk can see and name the NTFS-partition...Although Win98 can not use it...

    :)
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    thanks anyway, i blew the pc up last week after refitting the heatsink whilst hammerd.

    1 new mobo, cpu and ide card later i realise i got ide and not ide raid controller, later that day i spit my dummy out and format the raid drive.

    then i find out xp can run raid by formattin both my 30gb's into 1 dynamic raid channel.. cool huh (wish i knew that b4)

    so i lost everything LOL

    dammit i will backup once in a while :confused:

    and people pay for my PC know how ROFL :eek: