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Hi all,
I purchased a pci controller card and a 3rd hard drive to put Linux on my machine. The card did not enable me to boot to the 3rd drive so I could not get Mandrake to install. My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-7DXR+. Can anyone point me to a reasonable card/connector which will allow me to mult-boot to 3 drives? I need to leave the 2 windows' drives (2K & XP) as they are.
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can you see you harddrive under wXP or 2k? if you do, then you might use some boot manager.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/btmgr/?topic_id=139
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multidisk hardware

Hi Hachik,
Yeah, I see it with 2K & XP. I partitioned it into 2 x 37GB dynamic partitions but Mandrake 7.2 & 9.0 only see hda (2K's disc) and hdb (XP's disk). hda & hdb are both basic so I changed the 3rd drive to basic - no joy. Now it's back to dynamic. The 2K disk is listed (by Windows' computer management) as disk 1, XP's as disk 2, the 3rd as disk 0. The drive is working fine (as storage) and so is the card. Just not setup (or connected) to allow booting to it and so useless for what I want to do - load Mandrake 9. Hence the question: how do I set my box up (or what other card/controller do I need?) in order to make it bootable from all drives?

RegardsSmilie

PS The bios lists the drive as hd0 and windows will not boot to it either. Hence the problem in configuration and/or card choice.
 

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