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Old 04-23-2003, 07:38 AM   #1
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Install Linux on Promise RAIDed system

I am running WindowsXP on a home-built system with a Gigabyte 8I-EXP that contains a Promise RAID controller. It is running under RAID - 0. I am looking to partition my system and install Linux. Does anyone know of, or have experience with a Linux distribution that can handle this? Promise doesn't seem to have drivers for this controller as it is an OEM version. Gigabyte seems to lack them as well.

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Old 05-02-2003, 12:34 AM   #2
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RedHat worked for me... I am running a similar board with 2 ATA 100 Promise PCI cards. 10 hard drives total, some differently raided than others. I use RH 7.3...
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Any linux distribution can handle this. It's just a kernel question!
Old 05-02-2003, 07:20 AM   #4
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Soothsayer, there are drivers for the promise boards but none I can find for the promise chips on a motherboard
Old 05-02-2003, 07:51 AM   #5
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That doesn't matter as long as you get drivers for
the right chips, or close. I have a few boards with
highpoint raid chips built in, and the same linux
drivers work with several versions of those chips, and
with highpoint cards too. I currently have a promise
controller card in this motherboard.
Anyway, it's just important to get drivers for the right
chip. it doesn't matter whether it's on the motherboard
or a card. try the driver that matches most closely
to your chip.


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