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configure RAID 5 for Supermicro server

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I create the RAID but it shows uninitialized and when I run windows 2008 server install, it doesn't see the drives.

I guess the RAID is not initialized.
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by:nicolausj
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Are your drives formatted? Does windows 2008 see the partition?
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by:jskfan
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it uses RocketRaid 2300 BIOS Setting Utility
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no windows doesn't see the partitions
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Were the drives preformatted to ntfs? if not that probably is your problem.
Try Paragon partition manager, it should help you figure out what is going on.

http://www.paragon-software.com/downloads/demo.html
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by:jskfan
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If I understand the Drives should first showup in windows then you format them as NTFS, but they don't show up at all.
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by:nicolausj
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not with server 2008.... I had that problem just the other day.... I had to use paragon to fix the drives..

There might be an easier way, but I don't know of any.
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I fixed the problem of the drivers.
I copied the Supermicro Raid drivers to the flush drive, run w2008 installation it didn't show any partition but there is a button that says Load drivers, so I did and it worked ............But the installation of W2008 fails at the expandig files level. I guess this failure is due to the bad media or image, it's hard to tell.
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