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IDE RAID

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Controller
  • Windows 98SE
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September 24, 2002 1:06:52 PM

I have a Promise IDE RAID controller on my ASUS A7V333 mainboard which has my system drives on it. Windows 98SE required no intervention from me to use the RAID array, Windows XP required a RAID driver disk (fair enough) to see the RAID. Now, I wish to use Lycoris LX/2 also on my system, but it just won't see the RAID drive. Is there anything I can do to let it see the RAID system as a usable drive? Thanks!

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September 25, 2002 2:08:26 PM

There are ways, but it might not be pretty. You can use the official Promise(?) drivers, but I don't think they support Lycoris (and only a few versions of RedHat etc). You'll then need to look at using Linux ataraid, which is part of the kernel. The best bet is to go to <A HREF="http://www.murty.net/ataraid/" target="_new">http://www.murty.net/ataraid/&lt;/A> and take it from there. It might get interesting if you want to dual/triple boot the system.

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September 27, 2002 6:58:43 PM

Thanks for the very helpful suggestion, I will check out the sites you suggested, but I don't really want to bother with Redhat anymore. Lycoris or nothing. Linux will just have to wait until it does support the MBFast133 Promise RAID controller :) 

Thanks again!
September 28, 2002 8:36:41 AM

Just to clarify, Linux does "support" that controller - I'm using it myself - it just takes some setting up. The code is in the kernel, but distros won't set it up automatically.

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