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    Maybe it's a stupid question, but here goes nothing:
    Can I (or anyone else) set up RAID arrays without FDD and F6 key when installing Windows? Can it be done with a CD or DVD. I'm building a new PC and I dont want legacy cables in it. That includes all PATA cables, unsheated power cables or anything that may impede airflow. Oh yeah, the board will 85% ceritainly be based on p965 chipset, but I don't think that matters. Please help.
    Thanx in advance.

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    Re: RAID without FDD

    You will need to create a slipstreamed copy of the XP install disk and put the proper raid drivers on it as well. I am not quite sure how to do it, but it isn't too hard if you are good at making ISO's and such. Otherwise, just use a floppy drive with the cable without installing it in the case. Just leave it off to the side while installing, then get rid of it once windows is installed.
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    • #3
      Re: RAID without FDD

      Yeah, that's the only way around it.

      MS fixed this up in Vista, you can select the IDE driver from any device, even a USB pen drive.
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      • #4
        Re: RAID without FDD

        I guess that I will have to go Vista in that case. nah, it is going to be a new machine, so I guess that XP will have to go ('bout time!!!)
        Thanx guys

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          Re: RAID without FDD

          You'd be better off making your own slipstreamed XP CD than migrating to Vista.

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          • #6
            Re: RAID without FDD

            yeah its easy to do - do it all the time, I built my own dvd that installs winxp (all drivers, service pack2), Office2003, nero etc.

            http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?act...showarticle=49
            http://community.smoothwall.org/foru...ic.php?t=20262

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            • #7
              Re: RAID without FDD

              Originally posted by Yawgm0th View Post
              You'd be better off making your own slipstreamed XP CD than migrating to Vista.
              Maybe, but I have a reputation for being first in my area to try new things. XP is, what, 5 or 6 years old now? That's just too old now, time for a renovation! I am considering to buy a separate HDD and go Fedora or Mandriva as well as Windows.

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