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Old 01-15-2005, 05:14 AM   #1
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Help accessing data on NTFS raid array

I have a significant amount of data (~200 Gb) on a raid 0 array, formatted in NTFS (shudder). The controller is an ALi chipset built onto the motherboard. The drives being used are two 160 Gb Maxtors. During boot, dmesg reports seeing the two drives in the array, and sets them up as hda and hdc. However, no module is loaded for the controller. I don't even know if there is a module for this beastie.

I am currently booting of of a third hard drive, which is set as hdg. I would like to be able to mount these two drives as the array they were intended to be (i.e, /mnt/raid), but I have no idea how to go about it, or if its even possible.


Various further details:
Distro: Gentoo
Kernek: 2.6.10

lspci (relevant bits):
0000:00:0e.0 Unknown mass storage controller: ALi Corporation ALi M5281 Serial ATA / RAID Host Controller (rev a1)
0000:00:0e.1 Unknown mass storage controller: ALi Corporation: Unknown device 5228 (rev c6)
ALI15X3: chipset revision 198
ALI15X3: 100% native mode on irq 10
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xdc00-0xdc07, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xdc08-0xdc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: Maxtor 6Y160P0, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0xec00-0xec07,0xe802 on irq 10
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: Maxtor 6Y160P0, ATA DISK drive
Old 01-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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You need a driver. Device drivers>SCSI>Low Level Drivers>your raid driver (hope it is there.)
Old 01-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #3
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Nothing listed there for my hardware. Rats. Well, looks like I'm up a creek unless I want to write my own kernel module.

- Stephen


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