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Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 9:17:37 PM

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Hi,

Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital Raptor
drive running windows XP.

I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the two
running RAID 0.

Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set under the
RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and RAID bios.

I get the following errors

Verifying DMI Pool
Nvidia boot agent
PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.

Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from a ghost
backup.

My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the drives?

Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the backup
to the new RAID set from ghost?

Sorry about all the questions as Im new to this.

Thanks in advance.

Eyman
Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 9:17:38 PM

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Eyman wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital Raptor
> drive running windows XP.
>
> I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the two
> running RAID 0.
>
> Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set under
> the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and RAID
> bios.
>
> I get the following errors
>
> Verifying DMI Pool
> Nvidia boot agent
> PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent

Well thats your network card.

> Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.

Did you set the RAID partition active? I suspect that you partitioned the
drive but did not set it active, which allows it to boot.

> Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from a
> ghost backup.
>
> My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> drives?

Changing the partition will, yes. RAID 0 requires a new partition to extend
across both drives. RAID 1, will not.

> Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the backup
> to the new RAID set from ghost?

Yeah, you should be able to create teh RAID set, set the (new, extended)
partition active, then restore your ghost image and reboot.

Ben
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April 22, 2004 9:17:38 PM

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Eyman wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital
> Raptor drive running windows XP.
>
> I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the
> two running RAID 0.
>
> Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set
> under the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios
> and RAID bios.
>
> I get the following errors
>
> Verifying DMI Pool
> Nvidia boot agent
> PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
> Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.

You have to install Windows on your new RAID set, otherwise there is nothing
to boot !

> My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> drives?

Yep.

> Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the
> backup to the new RAID set from ghost?

Yep - just do as you say. Make the RAID set, and then restore your Ghost
image to it.
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Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 9:17:39 PM

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"Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Eyman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital Raptor
> > drive running windows XP.
> >
> > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the
two
> > running RAID 0.
> >
> > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set under
> > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and RAID
> > bios.
> >
> > I get the following errors
> >
> > Verifying DMI Pool
> > Nvidia boot agent
> > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
>
> Well thats your network card.
>
> > Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.
>
> Did you set the RAID partition active? I suspect that you partitioned the
> drive but did not set it active, which allows it to boot.
>
> > Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from a
> > ghost backup.
> >
> > My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> > drives?
>
> Changing the partition will, yes. RAID 0 requires a new partition to
extend
> across both drives. RAID 1, will not.
>
> > Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the
backup
> > to the new RAID set from ghost?
>
> Yeah, you should be able to create teh RAID set, set the (new, extended)
> partition active, then restore your ghost image and reboot.
>
> Ben
> --

Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.

Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS and apps
on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array, then clone or
restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the PATA back to the
Raided SATA drives?

Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my apps.
--
Doug Ramage
Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 9:17:39 PM

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"Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c67ts9$8krbu$1@ID-191149.news.uni-berlin.de...
> Eyman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital Raptor
> > drive running windows XP.
> >
> > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the
two
> > running RAID 0.
> >
> > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set under
> > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and RAID
> > bios.
> >
> > I get the following errors
> >
> > Verifying DMI Pool
> > Nvidia boot agent
> > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
>
> Well thats your network card.
>
> > Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.
>
> Did you set the RAID partition active? I suspect that you partitioned the
> drive but did not set it active, which allows it to boot.
>
> > Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from a
> > ghost backup.
> >
> > My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> > drives?
>
> Changing the partition will, yes. RAID 0 requires a new partition to
extend
> across both drives. RAID 1, will not.
>
> > Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the
backup
> > to the new RAID set from ghost?
>
> Yeah, you should be able to create teh RAID set, set the (new, extended)
> partition active, then restore your ghost image and reboot.
>
> Ben
> --

Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.

Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS and apps
on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array, then clone or
restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the PATA back to the
Raided SATA drives?

Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my apps.
--
Doug Ramage
April 22, 2004 9:17:40 PM

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Doug Ramage wrote:
> Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
>
> Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS
> and apps on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array,
> then clone or restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the
> PATA back to the Raided SATA drives?
>
> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
> apps.

That's exactly what you can do - I did the same.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2004 9:17:40 PM

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If you « repair » your present installation, you won't have
to reinstall your apps.

Windows, yes, but it will be pretty automatic.




>
> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my apps.
> --
> Doug Ramage
>
>
Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 9:17:41 PM

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"Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
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> Doug Ramage wrote:
> > Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
> >
> > Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS
> > and apps on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array,
> > then clone or restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the
> > PATA back to the Raided SATA drives?
> >
> > Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
> > apps.
>
> That's exactly what you can do - I did the same.
>
>

Great! Thanks, Nom.

Did you restore from an image file, or from a cloned drive?

Did you notice much of a speed improvement?
--
Doug Ramage
April 23, 2004 12:58:30 PM

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Doug Ramage wrote:
> "Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
> news:c68etu02p0r@news4.newsguy.com...
>> Doug Ramage wrote:
>>> Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
>>>
>>> Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS
>>> and apps on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array,
>>> then clone or restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the
>>> PATA back to the Raided SATA drives?
>>>
>>> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
>>> apps.
>>
>> That's exactly what you can do - I did the same.
>>
> Great! Thanks, Nom.
>
> Did you restore from an image file, or from a cloned drive?

It makes no difference.

If you go for the RAID array, you need to periodically take the image file
again. RAID0 without a backup, is loonacy :) 

> Did you notice much of a speed improvement?

Yeah, a little. But there's no reason not to do it really - you've got
nothing to loose, and everything to gain :) 
Just be sure to backup your data every so often.
April 23, 2004 12:59:16 PM

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Natéag wrote:
> If you « repair » your present installation, you won't have
> to reinstall your apps.
>
> Windows, yes, but it will be pretty automatic.

He won't need to do do that, as he's keeping the same drive controller. He's
talking about SiL3112 non-RAID to SiL3112 RAID.
Anonymous
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April 23, 2004 8:10:58 PM

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"Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
news:c6aiau02a2j@news3.newsguy.com...
> Doug Ramage wrote:
> > "Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
> > news:c68etu02p0r@news4.newsguy.com...
> >> Doug Ramage wrote:
> >>> Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
> >>>
> >>> Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS
> >>> and apps on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array,
> >>> then clone or restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the
> >>> PATA back to the Raided SATA drives?
> >>>
> >>> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
> >>> apps.
> >>
> >> That's exactly what you can do - I did the same.
> >>
> > Great! Thanks, Nom.
> >
> > Did you restore from an image file, or from a cloned drive?
>
> It makes no difference.
>
> If you go for the RAID array, you need to periodically take the image file
> again. RAID0 without a backup, is loonacy :) 
>
> > Did you notice much of a speed improvement?
>
> Yeah, a little. But there's no reason not to do it really - you've got
> nothing to loose, and everything to gain :) 
> Just be sure to backup your data every so often.
>
>

Thanks, Nom. My data is kept on a separate hard disk (non SATA) and is
backed up twice daily to dvd-ram and dvd-rw.

Nonetheless, it would still be a lot of hassle to have to re-install windows
plus apps, drivers etc.

Now I've just got to bite the bullet. :) 

Bu it's good to know that it can be done.
--
Doug Ramage
Anonymous
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April 23, 2004 8:12:53 PM

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"Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c67ts9$8krbu$1@ID-191149.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > Eyman wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital
Raptor
> > > drive running windows XP.
> > >
> > > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use the
> two
> > > running RAID 0.
> > >
> > > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set
under
> > > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and
RAID
> > > bios.
> > >
> > > I get the following errors
> > >
> > > Verifying DMI Pool
> > > Nvidia boot agent
> > > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
> >
> > Well thats your network card.
> >
> > > Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.
> >
> > Did you set the RAID partition active? I suspect that you partitioned
the
> > drive but did not set it active, which allows it to boot.
> >
> > > Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from a
> > > ghost backup.
> > >
> > > My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> > > drives?
> >
> > Changing the partition will, yes. RAID 0 requires a new partition to
> extend
> > across both drives. RAID 1, will not.
> >
> > > Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the
> backup
> > > to the new RAID set from ghost?
> >
> > Yeah, you should be able to create teh RAID set, set the (new, extended)
> > partition active, then restore your ghost image and reboot.
> >
> > Ben
> > --
>
> Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
>
> Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS and
apps
> on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array, then clone or
> restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the PATA back to the
> Raided SATA drives?
>
> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my apps.
> --
> Doug Ramage
>

Doug and/or Ben;

I'm having a heck of a time getting Xp's setup to see my
new SATA drives on a A7N8X-E Deluxe. The drives are
listed with their correct sizes on boot ( after the option to go
to the RAID utility). When I load the OS from the XP disk,
I press F6 and load the SI3112r.sys file. When setup gets
past "Starting windows" it doesn't show the users agreement
page but goes to a selection page for start windows or repair
or quit with F3. The next page is a "windows didn't find any
mass storage devices" and all it will let me do is F3 outta there.

If I leave my old IDE ( I guess it's P-ATA now) drives in
the sys and load from them, I can go to "Disk Management"
and see the drives as Disk2 and 3. I has even able to format
them and made the one I want to make my boot drive active.
I didn't give them drive letters. But they still won't be seen by
setup when I disconnect the old drives and try to do a clean
install on the SATA drives.

So my question is "How do I make one of my SATA drives
the system drive?" Can I just clone the current OS install
over to the SATA drive from my current system drive? I would
normally do a clean install at some point, if only to keep the
sys in shape. Any ideas what could be preventing setup from
seeing the new SATA drives, when they are shown at the sys
level (and XP can see them when the sys is loaded via the old
drives)

This is not making sense;
Ken
Anonymous
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April 24, 2004 1:31:40 AM

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"Ken Maltby" <kmaltby@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c68dd6$8slto$1@ID-34015.news.uni-berlin.de...
> >
> > "Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:c67ts9$8krbu$1@ID-191149.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > > Eyman wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital
> Raptor
> > > > drive running windows XP.
> > > >
> > > > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use
the
> > two
> > > > running RAID 0.
> > > >
> > > > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set
> under
> > > > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and
> RAID
> > > > bios.
> > > >
> > > > I get the following errors
> > > >
> > > > Verifying DMI Pool
> > > > Nvidia boot agent
> > > > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > > > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
> > >
> > > Well thats your network card.
> > >
> > > > Disk boot failure, invalid system disk, press enter to exit.
> > >
> > > Did you set the RAID partition active? I suspect that you partitioned
> the
> > > drive but did not set it active, which allows it to boot.
> > >
> > > > Luckily I was able to delete the RAID set and restore my system from
a
> > > > ghost backup.
> > > >
> > > > My question is, does creating a RAID set delete existing data on the
> > > > drives?
> > >
> > > Changing the partition will, yes. RAID 0 requires a new partition to
> > extend
> > > across both drives. RAID 1, will not.
> > >
> > > > Also if so, is there any way to create the RAID set and restore the
> > backup
> > > > to the new RAID set from ghost?
> > >
> > > Yeah, you should be able to create teh RAID set, set the (new,
extended)
> > > partition active, then restore your ghost image and reboot.
> > >
> > > Ben
> > > --
> >
> > Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
> >
> > Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS and
> apps
> > on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array, then clone or
> > restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the PATA back to the
> > Raided SATA drives?
> >
> > Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
apps.
> > --
> > Doug Ramage
> >
>
> Doug and/or Ben;
>
> I'm having a heck of a time getting Xp's setup to see my
> new SATA drives on a A7N8X-E Deluxe. The drives are
> listed with their correct sizes on boot ( after the option to go
> to the RAID utility). When I load the OS from the XP disk,
> I press F6 and load the SI3112r.sys file. When setup gets
> past "Starting windows" it doesn't show the users agreement
> page but goes to a selection page for start windows or repair
> or quit with F3. The next page is a "windows didn't find any
> mass storage devices" and all it will let me do is F3 outta there.
>
> If I leave my old IDE ( I guess it's P-ATA now) drives in
> the sys and load from them, I can go to "Disk Management"
> and see the drives as Disk2 and 3. I has even able to format
> them and made the one I want to make my boot drive active.
> I didn't give them drive letters. But they still won't be seen by
> setup when I disconnect the old drives and try to do a clean
> install on the SATA drives.
>
> So my question is "How do I make one of my SATA drives
> the system drive?" Can I just clone the current OS install
> over to the SATA drive from my current system drive? I would
> normally do a clean install at some point, if only to keep the
> sys in shape. Any ideas what could be preventing setup from
> seeing the new SATA drives, when they are shown at the sys
> level (and XP can see them when the sys is loaded via the old
> drives)
>
> This is not making sense;
> Ken
>
>
>

I cloned mine with Ghost - from PATA to SATA. Just remember to have the
SATA drivers loaded via Device Manager before cloning, and set the BIOS to
boot from SCSI. Then I removed the PATA drive.
--
Doug Ramage
Anonymous
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"Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Ken Maltby" <kmaltby@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:408978d2$0$35104$a32e20b9@news.nntpservers.com...
> >
> > "Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:c68dd6$8slto$1@ID-34015.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > >
> > > "Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:c67ts9$8krbu$1@ID-191149.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > > > Eyman wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western Digital
> > Raptor
> > > > > drive running windows XP.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to use
> the
> > > two
> > > > > running RAID 0.
> > > > >
> > > > > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID set
> > under
> > > > > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios and
> > RAID
> > > > > bios.
> > > > >
> > > > > I get the following errors
> > > > >
> > > > > Verifying DMI Pool
> > > > > Nvidia boot agent
> > > > > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > > > > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
> > > >
-------------------------------------------
<snip>
-------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
>
> I cloned mine with Ghost - from PATA to SATA. Just remember to have the
> SATA drivers loaded via Device Manager before cloning, and set the BIOS to
> boot from SCSI. Then I removed the PATA drive.
> --
> Doug Ramage
>
>

Doug,

Norton's site implies that Ghost doesn't support RAID.
What version of ghost did you use, and did you have to do anything different
to make it support RAID?

I've tried Raid 0 on 2 x 80 gig Maxtor SATA drives (Win98se) - no problems
except I couldn't get Ghost (5.1) to work properly.
I had to use Maxtor's Maxblast partition copy utility.
Works - but v e r y slow. - this persuaded me to revert back out of RAID.

Cheers

Steve.
Anonymous
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"steve p" <steve.spam@tiscarly.completley.bonkers> wrote in message
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>
> "Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:c6budg$a6bti$1@ID-34015.news.uni-berlin.de...
> >
> > "Ken Maltby" <kmaltby@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> > news:408978d2$0$35104$a32e20b9@news.nntpservers.com...
> > >
> > > "Doug Ramage" <namxat666@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:c68dd6$8slto$1@ID-34015.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > > >
> > > > "Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:c67ts9$8krbu$1@ID-191149.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > > > > Eyman wrote:
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Ive got an A7N8X Deluxe-E motherboard with a 74Gb Western
Digital
> > > Raptor
> > > > > > drive running windows XP.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have recently bought another exact raptor and would like to
use
> > the
> > > > two
> > > > > > running RAID 0.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Both are connected correctly and I have created a striped RAID
set
> > > under
> > > > > > the RAID bios settings. Both drives are recognised by the bios
and
> > > RAID
> > > > > > bios.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I get the following errors
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Verifying DMI Pool
> > > > > > Nvidia boot agent
> > > > > > PXE-E61: media test failed, check cable
> > > > > > PXE-M01: exiting nvidia boot agent
> > > > >
> -------------------------------------------
> <snip>
> -------------------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I cloned mine with Ghost - from PATA to SATA. Just remember to have the
> > SATA drivers loaded via Device Manager before cloning, and set the BIOS
to
> > boot from SCSI. Then I removed the PATA drive.
> > --
> > Doug Ramage
> >
> >
>
> Doug,
>
> Norton's site implies that Ghost doesn't support RAID.
> What version of ghost did you use, and did you have to do anything
different
> to make it support RAID?
>
> I've tried Raid 0 on 2 x 80 gig Maxtor SATA drives (Win98se) - no problems
> except I couldn't get Ghost (5.1) to work properly.
> I had to use Maxtor's Maxblast partition copy utility.
> Works - but v e r y slow. - this persuaded me to revert back out of RAID.
>
> Cheers
>
> Steve.
>
>

It was Nom who said it could be done. I have not tried it yet.
--
Doug Ramage
April 26, 2004 12:48:57 PM

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Ken Maltby wrote:
> Doug and/or Ben;
>
> I'm having a heck of a time getting Xp's setup to see my
> new SATA drives on a A7N8X-E Deluxe. The drives are
> listed with their correct sizes on boot ( after the option to go
> to the RAID utility). When I load the OS from the XP disk,
> I press F6 and load the SI3112r.sys file. When setup gets
> past "Starting windows" it doesn't show the users agreement
> page but goes to a selection page for start windows or repair
> or quit with F3. The next page is a "windows didn't find any
> mass storage devices" and all it will let me do is F3 outta there.
>
> If I leave my old IDE ( I guess it's P-ATA now) drives in
> the sys and load from them, I can go to "Disk Management"
> and see the drives as Disk2 and 3. I has even able to format
> them and made the one I want to make my boot drive active.
> I didn't give them drive letters. But they still won't be seen by
> setup when I disconnect the old drives and try to do a clean
> install on the SATA drives.
>
> So my question is "How do I make one of my SATA drives
> the system drive?"

Format a floppy, and then extract the following Zip file to it
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.mcclay/Drivers/SAT...

Remove ALL drives, apart from one CDROM, the SATA disc that you wanna
install Windows to, and your floppy.
In the BIOS, set the first boot-device to CDROM and the second boot-device
to SCSI. Set the third boot-device to Disabled, and Boot-Other-Devices to
NO.

Now boot your Windows XP CD. Hit F6 as soon as the message appears along the
bottom, and stick the floppy in. Choose the driver from the floppy.

Voila ! If that still doesn't work, you've followed the instructions
incorrectly, or you've missed out a step.

> Can I just clone the current OS install
> over to the SATA drive from my current system drive?

Nope. If you change the drive controller of an XP installation, it will
cease to boot. You'll have to do a "Repair Installation" over the top. But
your much better off just reinstalling the OS.
April 26, 2004 12:51:05 PM

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steve p wrote:
> Norton's site implies that Ghost doesn't support RAID.
> What version of ghost did you use, and did you have to do anything
> different to make it support RAID?

All modern versions work just fine, although you may have more luck with the
bootable floppy, than the Windows version.

> I've tried Raid 0 on 2 x 80 gig Maxtor SATA drives (Win98se) - no
> problems except I couldn't get Ghost (5.1) to work properly.

5.1 Ghost is VERY old ! Upgrade - more modern versions work just fine. The
same applies to Powerquest's better-than-ghost Drive Image.
April 26, 2004 12:53:01 PM

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Doug Ramage wrote:
> It was Nom who said it could be done. I have not tried it yet.

I regularly backup my SATA RAID array, within Windows, using Drive Image 7.
Works just fine.

If you wanna use Ghost instead, then both the current Corporate and Consumer
versions work fine too.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 26, 2004 2:32:20 PM

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"Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
news:c6if4k0ldd@news1.newsguy.com...
> Doug Ramage wrote:
> > It was Nom who said it could be done. I have not tried it yet.
>
> I regularly backup my SATA RAID array, within Windows, using Drive Image
7.
> Works just fine.
>
> If you wanna use Ghost instead, then both the current Corporate and
Consumer
> versions work fine too.
>
>

I have Ghost 2003, and Drive Image 7. I have tended to use the former for
cloning as it is quicker than DI7.
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Doug Ramage
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
April 29, 2004 2:42:20 AM

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"Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
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> steve p wrote:
> > Norton's site implies that Ghost doesn't support RAID.
> > What version of ghost did you use, and did you have to do anything
> > different to make it support RAID?
>
> All modern versions work just fine, although you may have more luck with
the
> bootable floppy, than the Windows version.
>
> > I've tried Raid 0 on 2 x 80 gig Maxtor SATA drives (Win98se) - no
> > problems except I couldn't get Ghost (5.1) to work properly.
>
> 5.1 Ghost is VERY old ! Upgrade - more modern versions work just fine. The
> same applies to Powerquest's better-than-ghost Drive Image.
>
>


Thanks for the advice, think I'll get a modern version of Ghost or Drive
Image and give RAID another go.

Cheers

Steve.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2004 9:13:50 PM

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"Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
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> Doug Ramage wrote:
> > "Nom" <Nom@Somewhere.Somewhere> wrote in message
> > news:c68etu02p0r@news4.newsguy.com...
> >> Doug Ramage wrote:
> >>> Ben, I have 2 SATA drives - non Raid.
> >>>
> >>> Are you saying I could clone, with Ghost, the SATA drive with my OS
> >>> and apps on it to (say) a PATA drive, then set up a RAID-0 array,
> >>> then clone or restore an image file (assuming I had created one) the
> >>> PATA back to the Raided SATA drives?
> >>>
> >>> Obviously, I am trying to avoid re-installing Windows XP and all my
> >>> apps.
> >>
> >> That's exactly what you can do - I did the same.
> >>
> > Great! Thanks, Nom.
> >
> > Did you restore from an image file, or from a cloned drive?
>
> It makes no difference.
>
> If you go for the RAID array, you need to periodically take the image file
> again. RAID0 without a backup, is loonacy :) 
>
> > Did you notice much of a speed improvement?
>
> Yeah, a little. But there's no reason not to do it really - you've got
> nothing to loose, and everything to gain :) 
> Just be sure to backup your data every so often.
>
>

Cloned my PATA drive to a RAID0 array on 2 x SATA drives with Ghost 2003.
Worked fine.

But I was reading that that image/restore with Ghost and RAID0 can be
problematic, but Drive Image 7 is fine. Anybody got experience/comments?
--
Doug Ramage
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