Dynamic Partitions

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Jon Davis

I have 3 hard drives. First one is primary SATA w/ XP. Second one is nvRAID
0 formatted and partitioned as a single dynamic drive.

I've figured out how, in general, one can work with Vista to get it
installed on nvRAID. Spent a couple weeks on this but realized that it'd
never happen as long as the partition is a dynamic partition.

Here's a silly question (I know the answer is probably 'no' but it's worth
asking anyway) ... With the new boot loader for Vista, any chance the boot
loader can be put on the first SATA drive and the OS can be booted from the
nvRAID dynamic partition from there? Does the boot loader "know" dynamic
partitions?

Was hoping the "cannot boot from a dynamic partition" rule could be overcome
in future OS's. And I don't know what the limitation is all about either.

Jon
 

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Zack Whittaker

I'm personally not sure... having said that, Vista is a brand new product
being "advanced" and all.
Is it worth trying it and reporting back? :o)

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"Jon Davis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have 3 hard drives. First one is primary SATA w/ XP. Second one is nvRAID
>0 formatted and partitioned as a single dynamic drive.
>
> I've figured out how, in general, one can work with Vista to get it
> installed on nvRAID. Spent a couple weeks on this but realized that it'd
> never happen as long as the partition is a dynamic partition.
>
> Here's a silly question (I know the answer is probably 'no' but it's worth
> asking anyway) ... With the new boot loader for Vista, any chance the boot
> loader can be put on the first SATA drive and the OS can be booted from
> the nvRAID dynamic partition from there? Does the boot loader "know"
> dynamic partitions?
>
> Was hoping the "cannot boot from a dynamic partition" rule could be
> overcome in future OS's. And I don't know what the limitation is all about
> either.
>
> Jon
>
>
 

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Pierre Szwarc

It might be overcome on EFI machines, but very probably not on BIOS
machines. This is because making a disk dynamic makes the partition table
and boot sector alien to the BIOS.
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|I have 3 hard drives. First one is primary SATA w/ XP. Second one is nvRAID
| 0 formatted and partitioned as a single dynamic drive.
|
| I've figured out how, in general, one can work with Vista to get it
| installed on nvRAID. Spent a couple weeks on this but realized that it'd
| never happen as long as the partition is a dynamic partition.
|
| Here's a silly question (I know the answer is probably 'no' but it's worth
| asking anyway) ... With the new boot loader for Vista, any chance the boot
| loader can be put on the first SATA drive and the OS can be booted from
the
| nvRAID dynamic partition from there? Does the boot loader "know" dynamic
| partitions?
|
| Was hoping the "cannot boot from a dynamic partition" rule could be
overcome
| in future OS's. And I don't know what the limitation is all about either.
|
| Jon
|
|
 

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Jon Davis

Heh... well that's sorta what I said I did over two weekends. I tried. :o)

Jon

"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I'm personally not sure... having said that, Vista is a brand new product
> being "advanced" and all.
> Is it worth trying it and reporting back? :o)
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Jon Davis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I have 3 hard drives. First one is primary SATA w/ XP. Second one is
>>nvRAID 0 formatted and partitioned as a single dynamic drive.
>>
>> I've figured out how, in general, one can work with Vista to get it
>> installed on nvRAID. Spent a couple weeks on this but realized that it'd
>> never happen as long as the partition is a dynamic partition.
>>
>> Here's a silly question (I know the answer is probably 'no' but it's
>> worth asking anyway) ... With the new boot loader for Vista, any chance
>> the boot loader can be put on the first SATA drive and the OS can be
>> booted from the nvRAID dynamic partition from there? Does the boot loader
>> "know" dynamic partitions?
>>
>> Was hoping the "cannot boot from a dynamic partition" rule could be
>> overcome in future OS's. And I don't know what the limitation is all
>> about either.
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>

>
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