Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Sun Jan 1 23:40:32 UTC 2006

On 1/2/06, 'Forum Post <ulist at> wrote:
> The story here for two drives under RAID1 condition (initialized
> w.FastBuild BIOS util) with the mentioned ASUS box having PDC 20319
> RAID on board. Linux without dmraid sees sda, sdb and partitions but no
> single drive. :mad:

Yup, welcome to bad experiences with fakeraid crap. IMNSHO anything
touting RAID capabilities should be implementing it in hardware.

> During the start phase of current tests I had the situation, that I
> could establish an install of Linux on sda, but sdb was empty. Not even
> a clone with BIOS could sync the mirror. This tells me that this ISN'T a
> hw raid at all - period.

I have similarly bad experiences with a Silicon Image card. In the end
I disabled the 'raid' (laughable claim really) and used MD instead as
that "just worked".

Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>

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