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Old 10-25-2003, 03:35 AM   #1
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Question Need Help getting a LS120/Superdisk to work for Mandrake 9.1 CD Install


Hello all.

I have a Gigabyte GA-7VAXP motherboard and a Promise MBFastrack ATA RAID controller (aka. PDC20276 chipset). I have been trying to install Mandrake 9.1 on my computer which utilizes a RAID 0 setup. I use (2) 100GB Western Digital harddrives. Currently the RAID 0 array is partitioned into 2 parts. One is 150GB used for my Windows XP Pro OS. The other 50GB is unformated blank space as I want Mandrake to use.

Now everything works great in the RAID 0 array for Windows XP but installing Mandrake from the CD's has been nothing but a pain. Whenever I try to install the OS and use my LS120 Superdrive to install a driver for the RAID setup...it turns out that my LS120 is not even working like a floppy or is not connected? However when I press Ctrl+Alt+F4 during install I see that it is being recognized as /dev/hdd. But I don't see that the OS is mounting it at all.

Can someone help me to get my LS120 to function as a normal floppy at install time for Mandrake so I can load this driver for the RAID controller? TIA

Logan_5

Last edited by Logan_5; 10-25-2003 at 04:06 AM.
 
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