@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.
AMD FX-8350, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev 4.0), 2 Intel 520 Series 120GB SSDs, 2 Seagate storage HDDs, 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3, Asus Radeon R7 250, Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition case, 750W Tt Toughpower Gold PSU...running no systemd PCLinuxOS