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Fri Feb 17 13:23:26 CST 2006
This is infact a very good Q. Since you are still deciding on the design,
you have to consider couple of things.
01. What kind of data will you be storing on the disks
If you keep audio and video files along with some scripts, then consider
that. Would you need to write to this backup drive from both the OSes or
just be able to write from 1.
02. Will you be rebuilding the OSs often?
If you are going to rebuild the system with new linux OSes, consider that
03. what is the % of common data will you have? How much of it will be
multimedia and how much of it will be data?
Considering all this, I would say, hardware RAID the backup / data disk.
Install both OSes on 1 disk. Software RAID on a PC is not worth it.
Once you have Windows XP / 2000 up and running, right click on "My
Documents" icon, and select properties and "move" the directory to the
If you do not have the icon on XP, click start, right click on "my
documents" icon and select "show on desktop"
On Linux, download and install captive-ntfs. It may or may not work. It
worked for me once, but then not I do not have a need for NTFS, so I am
Hope this helps you think further. I am also in the process of building a
Linux based PVR. I am saving up money to buy parts. Ultimately, it will have
dual port TV tuner card, either mythTV or that commercial software from the
european company for $99 (forgot its name), 40 GB for OS, 300 GB network
storage, shared between other computers.
Rajiv G Gunja
System Analyst / Engg
SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
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On 2/17/06, Danyelle Gragsone <ladynikon at gmail.com> wrote:
> good question..
> How old is your mobo? I know with some mobo's they may not support the
> amount of storage your are talking about? Raid systems are usually good
> in case a HDD fails then you wont have to worry about losing so much data.
> On 2/17/06, Russ <rmain at polaris.umuc.edu> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am a college student who is trying to find time to start a project
> > building a dual boot computer. I have most of the components now. I
> > to dual boot Windows and Linux. Right now I have two drives at 160GB
> > each, and planning on adding another for backups. I was thinking that
> > wach one of the 160GB HD's should house each operating system
> > Would anyone sugest RAID instead, or should I keep the files sytems
> > separate? Any advice will be appreciated, and if anyone needs
> > hardware system details let me know.
> > Russ Main
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