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Dual Boot 98 & XP Pro

By mrweed
Apr 15, 2002
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  1. Hey All, trying to get this up & running. Setting up two HDD's 80GB & 40gb, I know how to do most all of it until I read about Swap/Page Files. I was going to put swap/ page file on first partition of the 2nd disk. Now I read that it can't be done if both HDD's are on the same IDE (Master & Slave) because the slave is inactive while master is in use. I never botherd this RAID stuff on Motherboard, can I turn it on and use just one IDE? this is a link to just one page of the Article


    http://www.itcp.net/~awsh/Speed_Demonz/Swapfile_Optimization/Swapfile_Optimization_17.htm
    Thanks
     
  2. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

    I believe your board uses a HPT370 chip for the RAID, If so you can configure it as addtional IDE channels
     
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    But if you use RAID, won't you end up with a total of 80GB since your smaller drive is 40. From what I understand the size will default to the smaller drive so you end up with two 40s and lose the other 40GB. If this isn't right someone please correct me.
     
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