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RAID question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raffaz, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Ive got 2 raptors today and was thinking about tinkering with RAID. Just wondering how i would set them up from a clean install, when i havent got a floppy drive to install the RAID drivers. I had a bit mess about before and used F6, but then it asks me to insert a floppy, is there any way around this? Cheers
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I take it you are talking about XP or Win2k3?

    AFAIK there is no way round this (but I freely admit I'm not an expert on RAID on NT descended Windows). Why can't you fit a floppy temporarily?

    Note that with just two drives only RAID 0 or 1 is possible. (IIRC)

    Harry.
     
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  3. Slam

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    You need to create a slipstream cd and include your own drivers, google for instructions.
     
  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I'm with Harry on this one. We have new PC's in our school and the spec was without a floopy drive. This caused a few problems when one of the machines had an SATA drive. You will have to temp put a FDD into the box to load the drivers. :dry

    It is about time M$ sorted this one out
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    you can often use a USB floppy for this, you dont need to fit an internal one
     
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  6. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Cheers Harry, i cant fit one coz i dont have one, looks like il have to buy one. Im just gonna be messing round with the RAID so il be trying RAID 0 and 1
     
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  7. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Do you know if this has been delt with in Vista? Cheers
     
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  8. Raffaz

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    Would this be BIOS dependant? Cheers
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    yes - your BIOS would need to be able to boot from USB.
     
  10. AJ

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    Not sure mate, haven't had a chance to load Vista yet, but I would think not.
     
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You *always* need a spare floppy lying about!

    Harry (who even has a spare 5 1/4" unit on his shelf)
     
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  12. fortch

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    Unless you've got an updated source OS cd, the suggestion to slipstream is a viable one. Several tools can be used for this, like Autostreamer , although I don't remember if the option to addon drivers is there. I know you can do it with nLite , and more recently with AutoImage -- which includes using nLite (just for slimming), RVMintegrator for hotfixes, and Xpize for customization.

    I've used them all, and I like AutoImage the most. RogueSpear (the developer) has a guide to using it right here

    I know it's sidetracking to what you really want, but it's a great way to get there -- learn something new everyday!

    Oh, and Harry, I'm one of the older folks around here, and even I don't have a 5.25 anywhere! That's a *real man's* floppy!
     
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  13. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Er - <cough> - real men have 8" ... :ohmy

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