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BTBM on a dynamic disk

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:22 am
by martyfelker
Hi !!

Haven't been here for well over a year but active on old usergroup.

I want to

HD0 - Windows 8 (possible multivolumed)r Basic now. Can convert to dynamic now or re-install Windows
HD1 - un partitioned .
HD2 - unpartitioned.


I'm thinking I'd create a boot menu such that I could boot a Windows stripped volume using dynamic disks hd0 and hd1. BTBM installed on HD2 - not on hd0 Windows boot drive) Then using hd 2 to create a a Linux only disk with 3 or more distros and with boot menu to choose. Would this be possible?. The 3 drives are new Seagate 500GB.

Marty Felker

Re: BTBM on a dynamic disk

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:57 pm
by TeraByte Support
Proprietary dynamic drives are not supported at this time (nor condoned).
Just use a normal $10-$25 firmware based RAID controller and maintain
standards. Dynamic drives had some purpose before GPT's to go over the 2TiB
limit.

But in general, no, the boot drive (HD0) (from the BIOS) needs to have an
EMBR to boot the EMBRM (BootIt).

"martyfelker" wrote in message news:3072@public.bootitbm...

Hi !!

Haven't been here for well over a year but active on old usergroup.

I want to

HD0 - Windows 8 (possible multivolumed)r Basic now. Can convert to dynamic
now or re-install Windows
HD1 - un partitioned .
HD2 - unpartitioned.


I'm thinking I'd create a boot menu such that I could boot a Windows
stripped volume using dynamic disks hd0 and hd1. BTBM installed on HD2 -
not on hd0 Windows boot drive) Then using hd 2 to create a a Linux only
disk with 3 or more distros and with boot menu to choose. Would this be
possible?. The 3 drives are new Seagate 500GB.

Marty Felker