Booting to a Raid Card Bios
Posted on 2011-03-11
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)