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    Mandrake 9.2/10.0 Install Problems (FastTrack100)


    I'm having massive difficulties installing Mandrake 9.2 or Mandrake 10 Official on a Gigabyte Rackmount Server with an onboard Promise PDC20265R IDE RAID controller using FastTrack100 Lite. The Installation does not recognise the controller as a RAID controller, and effectively tries to handle the drives connected to it as independent IDE drives. Unfortunately, this does not help as these disks cannot be booted.

    I've searched the net flat for an answer to this problem, and have found "partial linux drivers" on the promise website []. However, I am unable to figure out what to do with these partial linux drivers. Is there a simple, step by step way in which I can install the system completely from CD, and ensure that somehow these drivers get installed correctly? I've attempted with both Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0.

    If anyone has had similar issues, please post, as I'm trying to either figure out a workaround, or at the very least, try and work out a way to install the system succesffuly.


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    I am not very sure, as I haven't dealt much with servers, but here's what I would check:

    When you boot off the cd, hit F1 and see what boot parameters you can give it. There might be a way to tell it to work as a RAID system. Otherwise i'm really not sure. Sorry i can't help anymore

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