@Monsta...Thanks for the link. It's all because I have become too spoiled by modern distros, lol, everything working 'out of the box'. Guess I will just have to get off (or on, lol) my lazy butt and do the command line install. I am running Netrunner 4.1 from the Raid right now, pretty nice distro BUT, yet again, based on Unbuntu (Kubuntu actually) and that means a limited life cycle. Here's an interesting fact...I gave the most recent Kanotix a live spin, Gparted (that comes with Kanotix) 'sees' the device mapper Raid but the Kanotix installer doesn't, go figure. Overclockix won't even boot, found that very strange, just bypasses the opitical drive and boots from the Raid.
Core 2 Quad Q9550(2.83GHz), 2 Intel 520 series SSDs Raid 0 (2x120GB), 1TB Seagate storage HDD, 8GB Kingston Hyper X, 23" LG LED, etc, running ONLY 64-bit Linux. I don't like Microsoft AND Apple, too pricey and pushy.