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I've seen gobs of posts this way and that way about this, but I've not found any that I really understand.
Basically, got the standard ABIT kt7 board with the HPT370 RAID controller, was looking to install Debian 3.0R1 on this machine. Two 20gig drives that I want set up in RAID 1 mirroring.
I first hoped it would just pick up the drives, but no luck there. So I grabbed the linux drivers from Highpoint, put them on a floppy and told Debian to load the external modules from a floppy. It looked on the floppy gave me one choice of an HPT file, I selected it and it then it said the load failed, then went back to the normal "No Harddrives found" message.
Now the only walkthrough for this I've found is here:
Okay...I can't post a URL.... I'll reply to myself and post it there when I break 5 posts.....
and that is approximately 8000 miles over my head, and seems like a lot of legwork for something I would think would pretty cut and dry.
Could someone help me out? I'm an old hat with a Windows kind of enviroment and I figured this would be similiar to the NT install where if you have an unsupported SCSI driver you just give it a driver disk on the install and then away you go.