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Libranet installation on Adaptec u320 scsi raid hard disk - Help needed

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Hi experts..

I got a new system with adaptec ultra 320 scsi raid hard disk. i've install windows xp in my first partition of the scsi hard disk.. no problem..

When i want to install libranet through boot cd, it cannot read my scsi drive.. this error message occur..

" No partitionable disk drives have been detected. Please make sure that your disk controller(s) have been detected"

..but before that, the setup program show it has successfully loaded all the needed scsi modules (aic79xx).. i thought, maybe my system need a scsi driver to read the scsi.. so when i search it in adaptec website, there's only floppy image driver for redhat and suse system..

is there's anything i could do to overcome this problem?...
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I take it you are using "Host RAID" on the Adaptec Card. That's a hostbased software raid (aka winraid) and it requires a special driver (not the aic79xx) to be able to see the disk volumes. I think there are driver floppies for RedHat & SuSE on the Adaptec site, so those are the only Linux distros you'd be able to use at the moment with Host RAID active.
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i've search for the driver in adaptec's site.. but i can't find any U320 HostRAID for i386.. but there's so many driver for Non-HostRAID scsi.. can i use any of them?..
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I was wrong, while there are drivers on Adaptec's site for the U320 controller those drivers only support the use of the card in a non-HostRAID environment. If you've set up HostRAID on multiple drives before installing XP you'd need to go back and disable HostRAID and re-install XP. Then you'd be able to use one of the supported Linux distros for which there's a driver at http://adaptec.com/worldwide/support/driversbycat.jsp?sess=no&language=English+US&cat=%2FOperating+System%2FLinux
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Thanks for your help jlevie..
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