NEED HELP: Abit BP6 & Promise RAID cards boot issue

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by MPG, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. MPG

    MPG Guest

    Hey, maybe someone here can help me out... I haven't been able to find
    anything anywhere on this. Basically, what I want to be able to do is have
    two Promise RAID cards in my system, and still be able to boot off one of
    them. Here is details on my setup...

    I am running on an Abit BP6 mobo with the latest BIOS (RU). I have a
    FastTrak100 in PCI slot 1 that has my bootable OS array. My boot sequence
    is set to "EXT, A, C" in the BIOS, with EXT meaning SCSI. With this setup,
    I have absolutely no problems booting.

    Now, I add a FastTrak SX4000 lite, and throw that in PCI slot 5. When I
    turn on my machine, it POSTs, goes through the FT100 BIOS screen, goes
    through the SX4000 BIOS screen, then the system goes to "Verifying DMI Pool
    Data .." and hangs there.

    Any ideas on how I can get this to work??? Promise says they don't support
    running two of their controllers at once, but maybe there's a way to get it
    to work?

    Thanks a lot!!!
     
    MPG, Oct 14, 2004
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  2. "MPG" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > Hey, maybe someone here can help me out... I haven't been able to find
    > anything anywhere on this. Basically, what I want to be able to do is have
    > two Promise RAID cards in my system, and still be able to boot off one of
    > them.


    We have fought constantly with Promise RAID cards (the cards that
    don't fullfill their Promise) and have had absolutely no luck with two
    cards in one box.

    Is there any way you can get away with using the native IDE and do
    software RAID for one of your arrays?

    Conquent-Tech
    http://conquent.com/
     
    Conquent-tech, Oct 17, 2004
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  3. MPG

    MPG Guest

    Well I think I could do that but I really don't want to. It seems like I
    might take some advice I got somewhere else and boot off a samll drive
    that's attached to the standard IDE, but then actually run the OS off the
    RAID1 array. This should work as far as I know.

    MPG


    "Conquent-tech" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "MPG" <> wrote in message
    > news:<>...
    >> Hey, maybe someone here can help me out... I haven't been able to find
    >> anything anywhere on this. Basically, what I want to be able to do is
    >> have
    >> two Promise RAID cards in my system, and still be able to boot off one of
    >> them.

    >
    > We have fought constantly with Promise RAID cards (the cards that
    > don't fullfill their Promise) and have had absolutely no luck with two
    > cards in one box.
    >
    > Is there any way you can get away with using the native IDE and do
    > software RAID for one of your arrays?
    >
    > Conquent-Tech
    > http://conquent.com/
     
    MPG, Oct 17, 2004
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