I have Linux mint installed on an ssd and set up an additional raid 1 array for my media collection as well as for backup purposes. The two hdds are connected to sata ports controlled by a Marvell 88SE9172 on my Gigabyte X97-UD3 board. They are configured as RAID, not AHCI, in bios, and the controller interface shows the virtual disk as set up correctly with both member disks. Now, I expected the virtual disk to appear in mints disk manage dialogue, but I only see the physical hdds as /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd. In GParted, too, I only get the physical disks. Any action like partitioning, formatting against one of the disks, of course, leads to the controller reporting the array to be degraded on reboot.
Am I missing just a simple thing or is this a a real hardware compatibility issue?
I'm totally new to Linux, so please be patient with me in case I don't get the message instantly.
Thanks for your support.