Booting LINUX from CD or USB with Areca RAID drivers.

I need to capture a full image of a system that is currently booting off a RAID partition with the Areca card. Does anyone know if the current Ubuntu Live CD includes the needed Arece RAID drivers?

If not, is there a an existing boot CD (Knoppix, etc) that would have the drivers pre-installed. I am hoping to avoid building a custom CD and slipstreaming the drivers.
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
AFAIK, most current Linux distributions would recognize the Areca cards out of the box. For creating an image, i can recommend CloneZilla oder PartitionMagic.
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zicemanAuthor Commented:
mbertl - I had assumed the same, but Googles searches over the last couple of days have uncovered others looking for the same thing. One post indicated that the drivers were indeed in the installation CD, but not included in the LiveCD. My specific need is to boot a temporary OS in which I will still have access to Areca RAID partition.
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rindiCommented:
The best thing to do would be just to boot from such LiveMedia and try it out. I'd suggest trying PCRepix which includes CloneZilla, Testdisk, Photorec and other tools which could help with datarecovery etc. it is based on ubuntu...

http://pcrepix.sourceforge.net
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