installing XP Pro to raid 0 configuration?


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_adrian

I've got new drives setup as raid 0 stripe and during XP Pro installation,
it sees two different drives (C & D).. but calling both Disk 0 at Id 0 on
bus 0 ... so does this mean that windows setup DOES see this as one drive,
or is there something unique I need to do in the setup so that windows only
sees the raid configuration as the one drive? Each drive is SATA 500G.. Thx
 
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David B.

If the array was set up properly it would only see a single 1TB drive, not
both drives of the stripe, double check that you've created the proper
array.
 
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_adrian

Damn.. thats what I was afraid of. The BIOS sees the array of 1TB striped..
so I'm wondering why windows setup doesnt? Hmmm
 
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David B.

Did you provide the RAID controller driver via F6 when you started the XP
installation?
 
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_adrian

I suppose that might help.. a friend told me that it shouldn't be necessary,
but I guess it is! So I suppose such an animal would be made available by
the motherboard manufacturer?
 
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David B.

although normally if you need a driver XP setup would report you have no
hard disks, not 2 non RAID disks instead of the array, but I would give it a
shot. Yes the motherboard mfg is the place to get the drivers, you'll have
to create a driver floppy to feed XP when it asks for the driver disk.
 
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_adrian

Well we're closer I think, except that my floppy drive is so old, its
actually failing to read any disks. [sigh] guess I have to go to a recycled
pc store to find a floppy drive that will work.

Note to MSFT, please write next installation process to allow the user to
select a drive (USB?) other than A: to load 3rd party RAID or SCSI
drivers.... NOBODY uses floppies anymore.
 
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David B.

That's a rather expensive solution, personally I'd buy a new floppy drive.

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Bob I said:
Try loading Vista then, it's the new Operating system, XP is pretty dang
old.

_adrian said:
Well we're closer I think, except that my floppy drive is so old, its
actually failing to read any disks. [sigh] guess I have to go to a
recycled pc store to find a floppy drive that will work.

Note to MSFT, please write next installation process to allow the user to
select a drive (USB?) other than A: to load 3rd party RAID or SCSI
drivers.... NOBODY uses floppies anymore.
 
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John John (MVP)

_adrian said:
Well we're closer I think, except that my floppy drive is so old, its
actually failing to read any disks. [sigh] guess I have to go to a
recycled pc store to find a floppy drive that will work.

Note to MSFT, please write next installation process to allow the user
to select a drive (USB?) other than A: to load 3rd party RAID or SCSI
drivers.... NOBODY uses floppies anymore.

In 2001, when Windows XP was released, few people even knew what a flash
drive was and even fewer had one! The floppy diskette was then the
fastest and easiest way to load drivers via the F6 method.

John
 
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Bob I

But it is the option if you "demand" a non-floppy solution.


That's a rather expensive solution, personally I'd buy a new floppy drive.



Bob I said:
Try loading Vista then, it's the new Operating system, XP is pretty dang
old.

_adrian said:
Well we're closer I think, except that my floppy drive is so old, its
actually failing to read any disks. [sigh] guess I have to go to a
recycled pc store to find a floppy drive that will work.

Note to MSFT, please write next installation process to allow the user to
select a drive (USB?) other than A: to load 3rd party RAID or SCSI
drivers.... NOBODY uses floppies anymore.
 
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David B.

Not the only option, the drivers can be slipstreamed into the installation
media using Nlite, also much cheaper than shelling out for Vista.

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Bob I said:
But it is the option if you "demand" a non-floppy solution.


That's a rather expensive solution, personally I'd buy a new floppy drive.



Bob I said:
Try loading Vista then, it's the new Operating system, XP is pretty dang
old.

_adrian said:
Well we're closer I think, except that my floppy drive is so old, its
actually failing to read any disks. [sigh] guess I have to go to a
recycled pc store to find a floppy drive that will work.

Note to MSFT, please write next installation process to allow the user
to select a drive (USB?) other than A: to load 3rd party RAID or SCSI
drivers.... NOBODY uses floppies anymore.
 

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