F6 for SCSI or RAID ? (i.e. it's not to do with SATA or IDE ?) + installing windows on a RAID boot device
F6 for SCSI or RAID ? (i.e. it's not to do with SATA or IDE ?)
I've found that windows installs on a SATA drive just as on an IDE. No
So the F6 thing is only when installing windows i.e. on a boot device,
where that device is RAID and needs a driver.
do some MBRDs connectors nowadays only support SATA RAID, or have a
RAID Feature, and if they have that RAID feature - even if it's
unused, does that necessitate using a driver when installing windows?
I've heard that to be the case.
Regarding F6 to install windows on a RAID boot device or perhaps, a
device supporting RAID. I think it asks for a floppy.. I have heard of
- A USB floppy drive (these are detected and work like a regular
floppy drive. When I plug it in and go to the BIOS, a new option
appears under boot devices, I can boot from it. It may require the
ability to boot from USB though, probably does - which is good news
- A regular floppy drive
- Putting the RAID Drivers in a certain directory in the windows
installation. (May be useful if installing on many, though if doing
that, and MBRDs are the same or MBRD chipset is same, then a Ghost may
be more useful)
I had a PCI SATA RAID card which came with RAID drivers and Non RAID
drivers to point windows to. I wasn't installing windows on the drive
connected to it. I had windows loading from one of the MBRDs SATA or
IDE Connectors which wasn't RAID. The windows "found new hardware"
popped up as it should, and I told it the location of the driver - as
the manual suggested. There were actually 2 drivers, a RAID one and
a non RAID one. It only accepted/saw the RAID one, but fortuantely,
- as i wanted - it treated the drive as non RAID , which is all it
could do since I had only plugged one HDD into that RAID card.
note- similar post , thread : SATA with IDE - my experiences of it,
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