View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem installing with RAID

December 6th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Im trying to install 8.10 on my pc with 2 500GB drives in RAID 0 using my Asus P5K-E.

When try to sort out my partitions the installer only sees 2 blank 500 GB drives.

Could anyone offer any help?

Thanks an advance

December 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Bump before I buy a seperate drive :)

December 7th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Linux doesn't recognise the BIOS RAID that most desktop motherboards have, as it's not true RAID, its what is called FAKERAID. Basically, remove the RAID setup from the BIOS, and then use software RAID from within Linux when setting up your partitions.

December 7th, 2008, 06:41 PM
I think I might be easier just to use 2 drives. I already have 2 partitions 1 windows, 1 data with about 300GB on it. Is there an easy way to transfer this to one drive?


December 9th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Have you tried the Alternate installation CD? It detected the RAID0 in my older ICH8R ok. Supposedly the Alternate CD has some automatic FakeRAID support built in.