Help - I can't get XP to install on a K8N Ultra-9 SiI3114 ..

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Thanks in advance for any ideas - this should be a great system if I
can get the Raptor to be seen by XP!

I have a Giga-byte K8N Ultra-9 with F5 BIOS and a new 74GB Raptor. I'm
trying to install XP on the single Raptor on a Silcon Image 3114 SATA
port.

Beore trying to install, you need to go into the 3114 BIOS and define
your single hard drive as a JBOD. Also, the mobo BIOS should have an
entry for hard disk boot order and you should see the JBOD created by
the 3114; it's called SCSI-0 SiI JBOD (about). I do see the Raptor in
the mobo BIOS under hard disk boot order. When booting off of the
SATA1 ports controlled by the Silicon Image 3114 controller you then
need to use the Gigabyte CD to make a driver floppy by selecting
"SiI3114 Raid5" and using that floopy with F6 during the XP isntall,
which I did.

The mobo BIOS sees the Raptor JBOD as a SCSI drive. I boot off the XP
CD and hit F6 and specify my floppy driver disk for the 3114. I hit
enter to continue, more drivers load, and then the system does a soft
reboot.

I suppose that I've got a BIOS setting issue so I've tried a lot of
things, like disabling SATA/RAID, different drivers from Silicon
Image's web site, even a different XP boot CD.

Any ideas? I've followed Giga-Byte's manuals to a tee and tried the
most common suggestion of disabling the SATA/RAID setting in the mobo
BIOS.

Thanks,
Jim
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte (More info?)

    jamesadavis@gmail.com wrote:
    > Thanks in advance for any ideas - this should be a great system if I
    > can get the Raptor to be seen by XP!
    >
    > I have a Giga-byte K8N Ultra-9 with F5 BIOS and a new 74GB Raptor. I'm
    > trying to install XP on the single Raptor on a Silcon Image 3114 SATA
    > port.
    >
    > Beore trying to install, you need to go into the 3114 BIOS and define
    > your single hard drive as a JBOD. Also, the mobo BIOS should have an
    > entry for hard disk boot order and you should see the JBOD created by
    > the 3114; it's called SCSI-0 SiI JBOD (about). I do see the Raptor in
    > the mobo BIOS under hard disk boot order. When booting off of the
    > SATA1 ports controlled by the Silicon Image 3114 controller you then
    > need to use the Gigabyte CD to make a driver floppy by selecting
    > "SiI3114 Raid5" and using that floopy with F6 during the XP isntall,
    > which I did.
    >
    > The mobo BIOS sees the Raptor JBOD as a SCSI drive. I boot off the XP
    > CD and hit F6 and specify my floppy driver disk for the 3114. I hit
    > enter to continue, more drivers load, and then the system does a soft
    > reboot.
    >
    > I suppose that I've got a BIOS setting issue so I've tried a lot of
    > things, like disabling SATA/RAID, different drivers from Silicon
    > Image's web site, even a different XP boot CD.
    >
    > Any ideas? I've followed Giga-Byte's manuals to a tee and tried the
    > most common suggestion of disabling the SATA/RAID setting in the mobo
    > BIOS.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jim
    >
    There are two different drivers available for the Sil3114, normal
    standalone and raid. Be sure you use the non-raid driver at the F6
    prompt. JBOD is shorthand for disk stripping which also does not apply
    to a single disk.
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    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the tip - the GB driver cd has 3 SiI3114 versions:
    - SiI3114
    - SiI3114 Raid
    - SiI3114 Raid 5
    I'll try the first 2 driver options asap.

    The main mobo manual's first troubleshooting entry covers this issue
    and refers you to the SiI3114 manual. The SI manual emphatically says
    to only use the SiI3114 Raid 5 version but they might be assuming I'm
    using a RAID set on the controller, not just a stand alone drive.

    The SiI3114 BIOS and the manual say that you must set up a single drive
    as "JBOD" even though it's not Just a Bunch Of Disks (which can be
    individually accessed, concatenated, or RAID sets depending on the
    controller). The SiI BIOS would be a little clearer if it just had a
    "single drive" option.

    Thanks again,
    Jim
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    On 15 Aug 2005 17:30:59 -0700, jamesadavis@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    >The SiI3114 BIOS and the manual say that you must set up a single drive
    >as "JBOD" even though it's not Just a Bunch Of Disks (which can be
    >individually accessed, concatenated, or RAID sets depending on the
    >controller). The SiI BIOS would be a little clearer if it just had a
    >"single drive" option.

    JBOD _is_ the single drive option. Turn off any mention of RAID in
    the BIOS and set to boot SATA or SCSI if SATA boot not mentioned.

    Start WinXP install and load the driver from floppy, leave floppy
    in as the driver is read later.

    Cheers,
    Grant.
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    Solved!
    The problem wasn't getting the drive recognized it was the Gigabyte
    mobo BIOS (version F5). I upgraded to the F5 BIOS *before* installing
    the OS. I tried the SiI3114 SATA ports, the Nvidia SATA2 ports, and
    finally an IDE drive and IDE1. No good. Then I tried to load Win2000
    and instead of rebooting at the end it just hung at "Setup Is Starting
    Windows 2000". I Googled this and found a Microsoft KB article talking
    about the HAL not being specified correctly to Windows setup. I backed
    the mobo BIOS down to F4 and problem solved! I could load the Raptor
    on the SiI3114 port using the Gigabtye CD driver and now I have XP up
    and running. Nice board except F5 is bad bad bad! Hopefully F6 will
    fix it.
    Thanks,
    Jim
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    <jamesadavis@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1124320342.952651.208030@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Solved!
    > The problem wasn't getting the drive recognized it was the Gigabyte
    > mobo BIOS (version F5). I upgraded to the F5 BIOS *before* installing
    > the OS. I tried the SiI3114 SATA ports, the Nvidia SATA2 ports, and
    > finally an IDE drive and IDE1. No good. Then I tried to load Win2000
    > and instead of rebooting at the end it just hung at "Setup Is Starting
    > Windows 2000". I Googled this and found a Microsoft KB article talking
    > about the HAL not being specified correctly to Windows setup. I backed
    > the mobo BIOS down to F4 and problem solved! I could load the Raptor
    > on the SiI3114 port using the Gigabtye CD driver and now I have XP up
    > and running. Nice board except F5 is bad bad bad! Hopefully F6 will
    > fix it.
    > Thanks,
    > Jim
    >

    Jim,

    Bios version F6 has been out since 8-11-2005. Have you tried it?
    I'm about to put a system together with this board. I have all the parts
    scattered about in front of me. Since they released the F6 bios so soon
    after F5, I will heed your warning about F5.

    regards,
    tlviewer
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    "tlviewer" <tlviewerSHRUB@yahooCHENEY.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > <jamesadavis@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1124320342.952651.208030@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > > Solved!
    > > The problem wasn't getting the drive recognized it was the Gigabyte
    > > mobo BIOS (version F5). I upgraded to the F5 BIOS *before* installing
    > > the OS. I tried the SiI3114 SATA ports, the Nvidia SATA2 ports, and
    > > finally an IDE drive and IDE1. No good. Then I tried to load Win2000
    > > and instead of rebooting at the end it just hung at "Setup Is Starting
    > > Windows 2000". I Googled this and found a Microsoft KB article talking
    > > about the HAL not being specified correctly to Windows setup. I backed
    > > the mobo BIOS down to F4 and problem solved! I could load the Raptor
    > > on the SiI3114 port using the Gigabtye CD driver and now I have XP up
    > > and running. Nice board except F5 is bad bad bad! Hopefully F6 will
    > > fix it.
    > > Thanks,
    > > Jim
    > >
    >
    > Jim,
    >
    > Bios version F6 has been out since 8-11-2005. Have you tried it?
    > I'm about to put a system together with this board. I have all the parts
    > scattered about in front of me. Since they released the F6 bios so soon
    > after F5, I will heed your warning about F5.
    >

    p.s.

    WinXP (32 bit) installed OK using the default F3 bios. The F6 version
    installed by using the @BIOS utility from the included nVidia media CD. If
    you used the "internet update" switch it did try and use the F5. Instead, I
    went to the home page for this board, grabbed version F6, then used the
    "Update New Bios switch" in @BIOS.

    http://tw.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Products/Products_GA-K8N%20Ultra-9.htm

    Now to make a dual boot with SuSE 9.3 x64 ...

    regards,
    tlviewer
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