are you sure a onboard-raid setup with ich10r is supported by ubuntu?
Hello Nico. Thanks for using your time to reply to my question!
You ask a very good question. Perhaps the answer lies in why noone on the Ubuntu forums will answer my questions regarding the failed install on my Intel platform.
I bought a cheap scsi (pci) raid controller tonight, and I'm about to try another install of Ubuntu using that. Not sure it will work bacause I won't have any HDD's plugged into the MB.
First, this system HAS to be seeing the HDD's because I can create a raid array. So my initial post regarding the HDD's not being seen by the system cannot be right, I think.
Okay, that didn't work. (RE, my last post: using a scsi raid controller).
I'm at the point where I don't know if this MB is working properly. I don't have an operating system on this board yet, does anyone know of any DOS tools I can use to test the MB? All I can say about the board is that I can geti into BIOS using F2. I've also been able to create a raid0 array using the CNTL/I.
The only thing I've done to the MB since building the system: Updated the BIOS to version CB0109.
I'm between a rock and a hard place here, because today is the last day I have to return this MB to the retailer. Can anyone help me to determine if the MB is okay? I would really appreciate it.
install without raid or ahci, then you see. tried that already?
Hello Nico, thanks again for helping me!
I believe my analysis of the HDD's was completely wrong. I would not be able to create a raid array if BIOS wasn't detecting them, would I?
I installed Ubuntu 9.04 using IDE as you suggested. As a new user of Intel products (Mobo and CPU) and Linux I must say I'm disappointed with both. Windows 3.1 used to run faster than this machine. I suspect it has a lot to do with using IDE, and it seems the only alternative would be to go with Windows 7. Although I don't like that option, it may be the only feasible solution.
Thanks again for your help!