*SIGH* I think the problem is... because I'm so new to linux, stuff like this reads like stereo instructions. I understand partitioning and fdisk and format when your talking about win32 but not linux. After reading the above suggested tutorial, I'm even more confused. I know this makes me sound like a tard but... could you suggest something a touch more uh.... for dummies? I'd really appreciate it. I'd like to get my RAID fixed.