I had a little trouble under Win98 that I think was due to them. It installed fine, but I would get numerous lockups and other various bad things. For example, I find the file bios However, this is only valid for linux up to 2. Dabanshee, that sounds moderately familiar.

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There are more information about this issue on Microsoft support site: Your other disk may be reported as hd1. Belmont, I had the similar hpr370 with Win98SE with the 2.

The existing entries can be adjusted to start using a root device of hd1. Mark the available device for booting, the other drives are shown as Hidden in the hpt bios. Apr 10, Posts: Thu Jan 03, The bytes 0x – 0x13FF appear on all the drives to be used by the hpt firmware to store some info about the raid layout in use.

Hot370 support depends on the driver version being used. Sun Jan 06, 3: Firstly I have Linux built with an initrd, with the hpt I let the native driver under XP grab it, but I cp the 2. Dec 4, Posts: Running grub when linux is resident in memory prevents it using the bios routines, and consequently it sees the raw drives rather than the fakeraid array. I suggest making the 0x the first character of an english word in hex, and 0xF the last character of another english word.


HighPoint hpt RAID

A meg partition is the max it seems to allow for FAT Get tech support here. At this point you’d want to have copied your operating system fully on the fakeraid partition, if you haven’t already done so. To avoid this problem, you must use load utility v2.

You’ll find the FAQ’s have changed some on the Highpoint page, but the warnings haven’t.

And not right in this case either. I tried messing about wiht different HPT Windows driver revisions, but no joy. Have any more specific info on the problem?

Don Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: Now when RAID is selected in the main award-bios, it loads grub from the rootsector, you can pick XP or a debian kernel.

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If you remove a disk from the controller but the software does not notice this event, it is also unable to notice the event when you plug another disk highpoin to that location. It’s best to let it partition the array from empty. This writes it immediately after the hpt information block.


Nov 2, Posts: When you actually talked to Highpoint, they told you this and were very open about it. It saw the drives OK when I used a floppy with the new drivers during the install. You must force a refresh action before changing the disk.

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This will allow you to write data bighpoint the proprietary driver, and later, when the free driver is loaded, you can examine the effect on the disks that form the array, thus giving good clue to writing your own rules for linux software raid via dmraid. You now need to regenerate the initrd on the fakeraid partition now, i. Boot up is very slow