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Old 09-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Intel ICH7R SATA RAID 1


Hi,

I spent the last 8 hours trying to find some tutorial explaining how to install Debian using SATA II RAID 1 with the southbridge from Intel ICH7R.

The biggest problem is that I'm a real noob in the linux galaxy...

The new linux kernel should support this controller, but the debian installer wont recognize it. Is says that it cannot find any support for partitioning.

There are some posts in this forum about ICH7R, but none of them helped me....

So if there is someone kind enough to help me...

Thanks,

Sam
 
Old 10-17-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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I have the same problem

I have this problem too with ICH7R, only I want raid 0. I have been on this all weekend now and still doesnt have a solution. I am trying to install Kubuntu, I have also tried Fedora and Gentoo.

If anyone have a solution to this please enlighten me!
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:19 AM   #3
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Yes, here is what I ditd.

I spent 2 days triying to make linux see my HDs. Some distribution (but not Debian) did see 2 separated drivers... Total failure.

So I installed Windows 2003 Server and everything works fine.
Time spent to install windows: 24 minutes.
Time spent to secure Windows: still working on that...
Time spent to upgrade and set up the cisco firwall: 1 day.

Money spent for windows and cisco upgrades: too much.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:24 AM   #4
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Hehe, I feel you brother. All I ever wanted was to install the shit as a regular desktop OS to be able to code some on it, try it out and all that. But I guess my computer wasn't ready for the power? Or perhaps the "power" wasnt ready for my computer.

I usually run XP, never had any problems. Problem with XP is that it's quite boring and I wanted a change.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:29 AM   #5
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The linux-guru of this forum will kill me if they read what I'm about to write...


But why don't you install your Windows Xp and then use some virtual pc to install Debian.
There is a good one for Windows, but I don't remember the name...
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:35 AM   #6
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Hehe, they will probably kick me out to soon At the moment I'm running Kubuntu in VMware from within Windows. Works quite fine, but I'm pretty angry at it right now. Kubuntu doesn't include packages for KDevelop. So I downloaded Kdev from their site and tried to compile it.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:48 AM   #7
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A quick search on google

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...TA&btnG=Search

Suggests that there is a kernel patch for 2.6.11 to support the ICH7R. The latest kernel is 2.6.13 so theres a possibility that a rolling your own kernel might add support for the controller.

But this doesn't help with a fresh install. So you could do a base install on a standard PATA HD, compile a new kernel, configure the SATA RAID and transfer your install over to it.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:51 AM   #8
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Yep, I've read those PATA to SATA transfer tutorials. I dont have any available PATA discs so it is not an option for me. Perhaps if i could install it on a USB-memory?
 
  


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