[conspire] 2 Daniel, in particular, again. + got soket A cpu 2spare?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu Mar 10 06:07:11 PST 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 01:42:10 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
>> [quoted text muted]
> VIA's SATA chipset does _not_ support hardware RAID; it's a BIOS-assisted,
> manufacturer-proprietary software RAID scheme.  See:  "Serial ATA" on 
> http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Hardware/

There is no SATA on these boards. They are too old.

> As a quick rule of thumb, if it's motherboard-integrated, you can bet
> it's not hardware RAID.  For the latter, you need an add-in card from
> someone like 3Ware, LSI Logic, Adaptec, HP, IBM, or ICP Vortex.

Yes, there is that rule. What happened was that where the specs said PDC
20265, my eyes saw a different number instead that is a genuine hardware
RAID. Blame this one on me.

Promise Tech has dropped all Linux support for this chipset, and so have
all official Linux kernels. Trying to set up a Linux box with one of these
boards is likely to be an exercise in futility. Care to try FreeBSD?

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