Firstly, no need to apologies for anything.
A question is a question.
Yes, the easiest way to do that:
- Connect your three hdds that you will have your RAID 5 on it.
- Create your RAID 5 and save and exit
Install your OS.
Install all the latest drivers from the website.
Install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software.
Connect your 4th drive.
It should be a non-raid drive. Format the hdd in disk management from windows.
In Intel Matrix Storage Manager, you will see your drive as a nonraid drive, right click and mark it as spare.
It did it for a RAID1 configuration.
See picture below:
All the best,
This is actually going to be a Debian box. Will I run into any additional issues because of that?
EDIT: Also it will be a nonGUI install, so everything I do program wise will be through the command prompt.
But I will try setting up the initial RAID and loading the OS anyways, then figuring out the rest from there.
Well, I've run into an entirely new issue. I need drivers, and have spent the past few hours trying in vain to find them. Any way anyone knows where to find some for this mobo that work with Debian? I can't even load the OS without them.
Seems like this motherboard favors Windows a great deal.
Unfortunately, i have never tried Linux. I cannot suggest anything.
Yes, there is limited Linux Support for Linux.
May be you can check with him.
All the best,