[CentOS] Re: Installation problem, possibly RAID

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sat Sep 10 13:38:17 UTC 2005

Edward Diener <eddielee at tropicsoft.com> wrote:
> But obviously CentOS did not. Why ?

Installers are not perfect, and they never will be.
That includes Windows especially.

> Again, as explained in my OP, I have no RAID array but just
> the HPT 374 onboard RAID controller handling my hard

Yep.  FRAID cards are just "regular ATA" bus arbitrators.
So as long as you don't setup the RAID organization, the
disks should not have any special striping/blocking.

The HPT36x/37x are no exception, they are standard ATA
channels, period.

> This is because my normal IDE contrller 
> has other non-harddisk devices attached to it.

Yep, ATAPI devices like CD/DVD.

-- Bryan

P.S.  BTW, I've just started deploying some Intel i8xx/9xx
systems with ICH5+ controllers and I am extremely
_disappointed_ with the BIOS disk / Linux device mapping that
causes both installer and rescue mode recovery issues.  It
was clearly not as "well thought out" by Intel compared to
most of the nVidia MCP-04 ATA/SATA.  Is it a newer Intel
i8xx/9xx chipset?

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