I have a large tower system that has a motherboard with 4 drive controllers (2xIDE & 2xSATA) with RIAD capability on either SATA or the 2nd IDE controller. It currently has 8 IDE drives in ATA mode (all separate drives) and 2 SATA drives in RAID-0 mode (BIOS was used to set up the 2 drives as a single striped RAID volume).
As you can imagine, this system can be a PITA to set up with all the extra drives and controllers to configure. So out of curiosity I booted my Bianca live CD on it, and it actually found all 8 of the hard drives installed across 3 different controllers. Impressive! However, it sees my RAID volume as 2 single drives...
When I boot a Windows install CD it sees the RAID drives as a single large volume that I can partition, but the Mint live CD sees them as separate drives.
I assume there is some kind of RAID driver that needs to be loaded. I tried searching here for RAID and SATA RAID and found nothing. There is some info on Intel's site and at sourceforge, but it's not too noob friendly. Is there a nice guide somewhere about installing Linux on a RAID-0 volume that's more noob friendly?
I could just install it on one of the non RAID drives, but heck, where's the fun in that?
Thanks. Oh, and the SATA controller in question is the Intel ICH5R.