Linux and RAID5 on motherboard Asus P5QL-E

Good evening everyone,
I have this problem on a server with windows 2003 sbs and a motherboard Asus P5QL-E
I need to reset the local Administrator's password, because my client lost it, and to do this I thought to use a linux live cd but the problem is that the installation is made with RAID5 and the linux doesn't recognize the RAID5 package, is intel on board, and so the system not be able to mount the NTFS filesystem, saw every disk but not the RAID5 Volume.
I tried to find a linux drivers for the Asus motherboard but to no way.
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It is using FakeRaid (SATA RAID) intel Matrix.

Which Distro are you using? You would need to preload the linux matrix raid drivers or get a distro that includes them.

Do you have the boot media/raid drives on a "floppy" or the boot media with the raid drivers streamed onto it.

This is an SBS (AD domain) there are many examples on how to recover the password as you know, once you get onto the system with the RAID assembled.

one thing to try is to see whether there are multiple administrator accounts, presumably you can login into the SBS with an account,
net localgroup Administrators
To see if there is more than one account that has Administrator rights.
try using diagnostic and Recovery toolset :

select the one you need  - and use theLocksmith tool
(i just used it on my HP ml350 G4 with raid)
Gerald ConnollyCommented:
if it is Fake-RAID, raise another question on here on how to migrate to a safer Setup
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fakeraid is a term of art in the linux .... which deals with the on MB SATA raid setup, the "fakeraid" deals with as stefanop pointed out when he boots the system he sees the drives as individual components which is not what one expects when they have a HW raid.  The "fake" portion of the description deals with the RAID while on the board, uses CPU and requires a special driver to have the OS kernel communicate with the controller to see the assembly of the multiple drives as a single VOLUME.

There are instructions that deal on how to "include" add the necessary drivers when they are unavailable on the Linux bootup so that it would be able to interact with the controller(Intel Matrix storage) to see the three/four drives as a volume as configured.

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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
Whatever, using software RAID-1 would be safer and probably faster
stefan - any comments?
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