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VIA VT6420 RAID controller and Mandrake 10

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I've got this RAID controller with 2 large HDs on that I need to be able to access in linux before I can throw wnidows away forever...

If I leave the controller on (in bios) mandrake hangs indefinately.
**scratches head**

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by:jlevie
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I don't know if you can get RAID to work or not. It looks to me like that RAID is a soft-raid (aka winraid) that requires a special driver. See http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html & http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=297#raid
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I take it you created the array in the controller bios before attempting to install mandrake?
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by:OliWarner
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Well its supposed to be supported by kernal 2.6 but no love...
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by:OliWarner
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I've not got them in an array yet. They're operating as 2 independant disks.
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I believe that the base disk controller should be supported by the 2.6 kernel, which is apparently true, but not the RAID functionality. On a 2.4 kernel you'd have needed libata to even be able to see the individual drives.
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