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    Unhappy mdk 10 and sil 3112 SATA RAID

    Does anyone know how to make this work properly ?

    I have 2 * 80gig, SATA, 7200rpm, 8meg cache drives on RAID 0, using the onboard sil 3112 controler.
    When setup trys to look at the drives at the "licencing" stage of setup, you can hear the drives constantly clicking, and setup will just hang. This is with one 100gig partition, and one 60gig partition, both NTFS formated.
    If i delete the 60 gig partition (which i dont need), setup will read the hard disk partitioning part of the install. At this point it looks like its seeing 2 seperate drives !. I always thought that once the SATA BIOS had kicked in, the drives would only appear as one due to it being done at hardware level, and not software ?
    The 100gig partition is also reading as somthing like 120% of the disk space usage

    Well at this point, im scared to touch anything on the drive"s" because it will probably kill the array.

    Any offers ?
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    you loaded the driver at the "press f6 to load additional drivers" stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiff Lemon
    you loaded the driver at the "press f6 to load additional drivers" stage?
    Im talking about linux here and not windows
    (unless it has that option and im totaly blind )
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    • directhex's system
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    can't remember anyting, i gave up after not one distro picked up on drives attached to my Promise 20376 controller

    however, iirc linux DOES see drives separately under RAID, as you can't (for example) boot from a RAID 1 array Windows style - you create a /boot partition on one drive, the big / partition on both drives, then use the leftover space on the other drive for swap

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    I had no problems using the same controller.
    Which release of the driver did you use? standard version in the community edition?
    I'm not using Raid 0, instead am addressing both drives seperately, with the second 120 acting as shared storage between my xp install and mandrake. Might be worth seperately assigning /boot / and swap to see if that does the trick.
    It's entirely possible that the driver on the disc doesn't actually support raid level 0.

    Scotty

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    actually - can you try the install in text mode - will throw the errors correctly rather than supressing them. Looks like there are a few people out there experiencing problems in SUSE 9.0 on the new kernel also.

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