Booting to a Raid Card Bios

PC- Dell Vostro 230 (mid-tower form factor)
Raid card- SIIG SATA II PCIe RAID card (hardware version 2)
HDD- 2 Western Digital 1TB
Desired Raid- RAID 1
OS- Suse Linux Server

I'm trying to boot to the BIOS on the RAID card. According to the manual...

"As the BIOS boots press Ctrl+S or F4 when prompted to enter the RAID BIOS."

Unfortunately, I don't see such a message during boot. Just the Dell splash screen, then it attempts to boot to the raid card. (rapidly tapping Ctrl-S or F4 doesn't work either)

I thought that maybe the Dell splash screen is interrupting the process, so I looked for an option to turn it off in the system BIOS. I found no such option. (just quick boot, which is already enabled)

Is there any way I can boot and configure this raid card on this machine. (Without booting to an OS)
active_datacommAsked:
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_Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try it with Quick Boot disabled, and see if you can catch the Raid BIOS prompt..
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Casey HermanCitrix EngineerCommented:
if you are using a usb keyboard sometimes you need to change the usb mode to legacy or whatever it is so that you can use the KB after post. It isnt until windows starts up before the USB bus is initialized again.

Casey
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active_datacommAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response. I'm using a PS2 keyboard.
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Casey HermanCitrix EngineerCommented:
on board or an actual card?
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active_datacommAuthor Commented:
An actual card. Raid card- SIIG SATA II PCIe RAID card (hardware version 2)
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WBGamesCommented:
Are the hard drives for your raid plugged in ?
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prasad2925Commented:
just try to type Esc once you see the ho screen or use tab esc or pause to catch the post process , and identify that the card is getting detected or not if it is detected then you have to use the specified keys that time , it will take that time
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_Commented:
Thank you much.    : )
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