FC5 install and device mapper issue

hicham hichamlinux at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 21:45:06 UTC 2006

On 4/12/06, James Olson <big_spender12 at lycos.com> wrote:
> Well I am a bit confused, you said you installed Windows XP on the first hard disk and intended to install Fedora Core 5 on the second.  Are the 2 160 GB harddisks on a software raid controller on the motherboard?  The reason why I mentioned this is because logical volume management (lvm) also uses the device mapper so if you aren't using a software raid (and installing windows on a raid) then it's not a dmraid issue it's an lvm issue.  Anyway Fedora installs where it sees ntfs partitions don't work very well because linux doesn't really fully support ntfs (read only, limited write support) so that might be your installation issue it can't read the ntfs (Fedora doesn't even come with the ntfs.ko kernel driver module).  Fat32 partitions are better for dual-boot configurations because linux has read/write fat32 support (vfat.ko) kernel driver module.
>    -James

on the second hard disk , I've ext3 partitions prepared with partition
magic along with the other ntfs partitions

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