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Old 10-22-2003, 02:00 AM   #1
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SATA RAID on Linux: Sil 3112 or ICH5?

Hey....thanks in advance for the advice, and sorry in advance for my incredible newbieness...

I am using an ABIT IC7-G mobo with 2 Seagate Barracuda 120GB SATA HD's. The ABIT IC7-G has an ICH5 southbridge with onboard SATA RAID support, and a built in Silicon Image 3112 controller chip on the motherboard.

My goal: new install of gentoo. Have the live CD, but have not been able to get it to recognize the SATA RAID (0) volume, using either the Sil3112 or the ICH5. Both the ICH5 and Sil3112 controllers are recognized during loading, but hda->hdd are : pio.

I have read in some other posts that Seagate and Silicon Image don't play nicely under Linux. Also, given that I am booting off of a CD, and the HD's haven't been partitioned yet, how to I get the HD's recognized, so I can partition them?

Finally, the drives can be recognized when I don't stripe them. I am wondering: is it even worth it to have a RAID 0 array given the difficulties with Linux compatability? I have lots of options at this point since I have nothing on the HD's and nothing is partitioned.




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