cnchi says it doesn’t support RAID, though it does list my RAID0+1 array as an option during installation.
I’d much prefer to use the RAID disk if possible (over my 2nd HD), but I don’t want to mess up my Windows installation in the process.
Is this possible? In case it’s relevant, here’s a screenshot from GParted which shows the logical drive as well as the 4 individual drives (which makes me think it may not be possible, as the OS is aware that it’s not a single drive).
Follow-up question: I understand that cnchi doesn’t support RAID, but I was hoping that the BIOS would expose my RAID drives as a single logical drive and cnchi wouldn’t know the difference (thus I could install Antergos on the faster of my 2 logical drives).
However, this screenshot makes me think that’s not the case. See the 4 drives marked as 119 GB? Those are configured as RAID0+1, and Windows sees those as a single 238 GB drive.
I presume that, if GParted can tell that there are 4 different drives, then I can’t install Antergos on that RAID array. Does that sound reasonable?
If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to install it on the slower 2 TB drive that’s currently having the partition issues.
Thanks, everyone. Since I wasn’t sure how to take screenshots, I took screen shots. Low-rent, I know, but sufficient.
@blasphemist - I did not shrink anything prior to using cnchi; I just tried to create a 10GB partition for Antergos, which I presume orphaned the remaining space. Not sure, re: MBR or GPT.
Here are a few screens from Gparted, including one error that popped up twice: Imgur album
@lots.0.logs here’s the layout as far as Windows is concerned:
I did not format the entire drive; the Linux partition is the first entry, unnamed, with a capacity of 9.54GB. Not sure what filesystem, but I think it was ext4.
The part I want to recover is the “E:\” drive, currently marked as a “RAW” filesystem (and thus it won’t load when I click on it in Windows Explorer).
I started trying to analyze it with TestDisk, but the system crashed after it was ~80% done, after running all night. I assume it takes a long time since it’s a 2TB drive.
I’ll try that again, or maybe try Partition Wizard, though I hate to spend $39 if I can avoid it. Just not sure if it’d be a faster way to fix this.
I have 2 hard drives; a RAID0 array and a 2nd, regular HD.
I used the Antergos installer to create a 10GB partition on the 2nd HD. When I booted back into Windows, I could no longer see that drive (my “E:” drive).
I was able to mount the drive using the Windows Drive Manager (or whatever it’s called), but it keeps saying I need to format it first, which I obviously don’t want to do.
How can I restore the non-Antergos part of that drive so Windows can use it?
I have 4 monitors connected to 2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 cards.
When I start the Antergos Live DVD, it automatically detects 2 of them.
I’m interested in switching from Windows 7 to Antergos, but don’t want to go ahead with the install unless I can get all 4 monitors working.