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Make Intel s3200shv RAID bootable

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I am configuring a new system with 4 SATA drives on an Intel s3200shv server board.  I want a RAID 5, so I have configured the bios for Intel Matrix Storage.  I entered the RAID manager and set up the RAID.  The only problem is that it continues to say the volume is not bootable.  I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008, and it won't install till the volume is bootable.

How can I get this to work?

Additional info: I updated the bios to v47.  All 4 drives are 1TB.  Installing Hyper-V Server 2008.
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Do you have RAID drivers for your motherboard?  Those typically have to be installed at the F6 prompt in order for Windows to recognize the array, and the drivers must be for Windows Server 2008.  Otherwise, you can try a non-RAID initial setup and try to install RAID later.
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Yes, I loaded the drivers.  The RAID is recognized with the driver, but the Windows setup says it can't install on the non-bootable volume.

The RAID bios says it's non-bootable, but they don't provide an option to make it bootable.
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>The RAID bios says it's non-bootable, but they don't provide an option to make it bootable.

I think that's your answer - you need a RAID controller at the BIOS level that is bootable.  Some are, and some aren't - the discrete cards have BIOS chip to make them bootable.
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Intel says the board supports RAID 5 "with no additional cost".
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Supporting RAID 5 and being bootable are two different things.
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The problem is that it won't boot RAIDs larger than 2TB.
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