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    Software, in disk utility, like a normal mac. Sorry if you guys already knew this.




    So I've been trying to get a RAID working ever since I first installed osx86. My main purpose is a gigantic hard drive, not necessarily the speed increase (though that's a plus). Normal Disk Utility in 10.4.4-10.4.8 didn't work and I began needing it more and more. Last week I finally gave up and bought a RocketRAID 2300 (after seeing it worked for someone). Well, I couldn't get that to work, using 2310 drivers, (even the 2320, and the hidden UB ones in the same folder as the public ones). They all either did not support the card or caused kernel panic on startup. Since the 10.4.9 update was a bit unstable at the beginning, I was running 10.4.8 at the time. So tonight I finally had time to mess with partitions and install 10.4.9 clean. RocketRAID still gave same results. Then I thought I would just try using the disk utility and it WORKED!!

    Too bad its not fault-tolerant though. Oh well, baby steps til I find a card that works.

    If this is all common knowledge, you can just delete this post. Thanks.



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    RAID has been done before, but I don't think anyone has been able to boot to a RAID setup yet. Either way, if it does what you wanted then congrats...

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    Damn you got plenty of HDD's...
    All connected on SATA ?

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    Well, I finally conned tech support to send me an older version of the driver and now it works like a champ. It's a tad slow on boot (the bios raid setup sits for a couple seconds) but it does work, and speeds are similar to the macos software raid (expected).

    I posted the file here if anyone else wants it.

    It does everything before the bios setup, so I'd guess you could boot from it. I can try it if people want. I'm having issues with AFP not starting for some reason now, so I wouldnt mind reinstalling anyway.



    Well, its only 3 now, cause my system drive is partitioned into 3, so that makes it seem like more. But my final plan is to have four 500GB in RAID5 leaving me with a 160GB system drive and that 1.5TB drive. But thats a couple weeks away prolly.

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    OK, I'm retarded. I guess I forgot to run the MIPS AFP fixer patch last time I installed the OS. So that (obviously) fixed my AFP issues.

    Is there a good way to install multiple OSXes and have a nice bootloader of sorts to pick which one to boot into?

    I used to mess with the bootloader crap to go from Windows and mac, but I always did the chain0 crap in the boot.ini file (neither of which would work with just two mac OSes)

    I could always do the active partition crap, but that drives me nuts sometimes.

    (attempting to install to and boot from raid now...)


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    why don't you just wait for leopard and setup a raid-z? which will probably be bootable and full featured
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    What about boot from RAID?

    Thanks.

 

 

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