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Old 03-09-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
Jacky_J
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9.2 SATA RAID Dual Boot


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Dual Boot Windows XP and SUSE 9.2

Hardware:

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
2x 80gb WD SATA Hard drives in a Raid 0 setup (Sil 3112A i believe)

So far:

Raid 0 array has been created in BIOS/Sil utility

Windows Installation -
Put in Windows XP CD, hit F6 for additional drivers, put in my ASUS
A7N8X-E SATA Drivers floppy disk.
Created two partitions: 35 GB and a ~125GB partition
Installed windows XP on the 125GB partition

Now this is the part where i want to install Suse 9.2

I've read from the suse 9.1 installation and portal.suse.com that you should create a software raid setup, but my question:
is there no way to load some drivers from somewhere in the same fashion i did with XP so it will recognize my raid array?

As of now, it only displays my two SATA disks. In addition, i'm trying to install Suse 9.2 from HD (a Suse folder on my windows partition). If need be, i can get a copy of the DVD but is there a way to install Suse the way i have things right now?

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Old 03-09-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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No, you can't load the binary drivers afterwards if the Silicon Image people didn't make the driver for that kernel(OS). They have the drivers available on their website to an extent.

To skip this problem entirely and be cured for life, get this for 128 bucks.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=3WA80062LP&c=pw

What? Money? Yes, and trust me it's worth every penny if you never ever have to jack around with software RAID again. Kernel native, fully supported, bootable 0 or 1 or 0+1 or 5, depending on how many ports. And you don't have to do anything but set the cards bios.

This may sound like a cheap shot, but it's the right answer. If you want to make this chipset work, then you have to follow the instructions of not setting the RAID on the chipset, and using linux's software RAID after the installation. And after you do all that, my guess is you'll be tickled pink to get a card you'll never have to screw with again.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response

Do you have the exact name of that product? It seems as if the link leads to a page saying it's out of stock.
So basically that card would hide the RAID Array, and the Suse installation would think there's only one drive? Or would there be more configurations at the Suse 9.2 / WindowsXP installation level?

Thanks
 
Old 03-19-2005, 01:57 AM   #4
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Any 3ware card.
 
  


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