[CentOS] centos 5.5 install + intel raid

Thu Jan 6 01:36:53 UTC 2011
aurfalien at gmail.com <aurfalien at gmail.com>

Hi all,

Installing 5.5 on a fresh system having an Intel RAID.

My 2 drives are configured as a mirror within the Intel BIOS.

When starting my install, Anaconda throws an exception.

After a brief goog, I see one possible fix is - at the install prompt,  

linux text nodmraid

This is fine and all but Centos sees 2 disks at this point rather then  
1 which is what I thought the Intel RAID controller would present to  
the OS.

I am pretty much tarded when it comes to installs as I usually boot of  
a DVD, enter some choices based on requirements and off I go.

I once compiled a network driver into the initrd and remade my boot  
disk but that seems beyond me now.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

- aurf