Subject: Re: FASTTRAK100 woes (Was: 3ware escalade install problem)
To: Lucio De Re <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/20/2003 10:18:24
On Tue, 20 May 2003, Lucio De Re wrote:

> On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 08:38:02AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> >
> > I have a FastTrak TX 2000, which shows up as a dual-channel IDE controller
> > and has the RAID BIOS. Jason told me that it is exactly what the ataraid
> > stuff was designed for.
> >
> I seem to have a few more days' space to experiment in.  I'll
> probably revert off RAID for production, but I'm now curious.
> Anyone think I can actually boot off the combined pair?  I can't
> quite see how, but I'm quite clueless in this case.

If it's what I think it is, the reason you can boot off of the combined
pair is that the BIOS (on the card) will make the RAID look like one drive
to the boot loading code.

Take care,