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Oliver Jones oliver@d...
Sun Feb 9 15:49:35 NZDT 2003

I too would recommend Linux software RAID over a cheap IDE hardware
solution.  The performance is about the same (if not faster) and the
Linux software RAID capabilities are much better than most cheap IDE


On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 16:31, Edward Murrell wrote:

> Hi there,
> I've had/have one of these working under Debian, but not at the boot up,
> where it did all sorts of strange things fron not detecting to stopping
> as soon as it tried to access the array. I've concluded that the
> highpoint drivers (or the slightly unusual hardware combo) doesn't quite
> work properly. However, google reveals that I may not be alone on this
> one. Given the stories I've heard about high point controllers - under
> any O/S, I'd advise against using the RAID capabilities, and use normal
> single drive booting, with software RAID.
> Having said that, are you using the ide-pci boot disk? It's #4 if I
> remember correctly. I think installed the server under Debian 2.2, so
> the newer versions may support it better than the version I used.
> Regards
> Edward Murrell
> On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 15:07, Lindsay Druett wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >  
> > Has anyone successfully got a Highpoint HPT370/HPT370A ATA RAID controller running under Debain Linux at the fresh install point?  These RAID controllers are the ones sold by Dick Smith.
> >  
> > I can get the module hpt37xxxxx.o up but it asks for some sort of arguments to be entered, but I don't know WTF they are talking about here.
> >  
> > Any ideas?
> >  
> > Regards,
> > Lindsay Druett.
> > 
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