I have an Intel z68 motherboard, which makes use of Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) -- Version 10.5. If possible, I'd like to split my RAID 1+0 RST drive equally between a Linux and Windows installation with no other devices (aside from a hot spare). I know that Linux uses RST drives with the dm-raid/md-raid, and that Windows 7 recognizes the RST drive as one device, but I'm not sure if partitioning/using the device in one OS will make it unusable in the other.
Traditionally, I've used mdadm for creating software RAID in Linux (without a firmware-based solution) but getting Windows to play along without using firmware seems to be futile.
- Is it possible to share a firmware RAID?
- Which operating system should I install first?
- What utilities will I need to use in Linux to make this work?
I'll be using Arch Linux (although it shouldn't make a difference).