|Linux ATA RAID HOWTO|
If your computer has HighPoint HPT RAID instead of Promise FastTrak RAID, you can still follow this document with a few modifications:
First, you have to install Red Hat using proprietary driver supplied by HighPoint. To do so, instead of following chapter 5, download HighPoint HPT driver from HighPoint Support Page and follow the documentation that comes with the driver file. If this does not work, get driver from your motherboard manufacturer and follow Linux installation procedure provided for your motherboard.
If the above step is successful, you have a running Linux machine that uses SCSI emulated RAID driver supplied by HighPoint or your motherboard manufacturer. Now, if you would like to get rid of this fake raid and convert to Linux native raid:
Follow steps 1 and 2 in Chapter 6
Enable all the following in the kernel statically (NOT as modules):
Code maturity level options ---> [*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL Support ---> <*> ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL Support IDE/ATA/ATAPI Block Devices ---> <*> Enhanced ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL disk/cdrom/tape/floppy support <*> Include IDE/ATA-2 Disk Support [*] Use multi-mode by default <*> Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support [*] Generic PCI IDE chipset support [*] Sharing PCI IDE interrupt support [*] Generic PCI Bus master DMA support [*] Use PCI DMA by default when available [*] HPT34X chipset support [*] HPT366/368/370 chipset support [*] Intel PIIXn chipset support [*] PIIXn tuning support [*] VIA 82CXXX chipset support <*> Support for IDE RAID controllers <*> Highpoint 370 software RAID
Go to step 4 in Chapter 6. Follow step 4 and everything that comes after step 4 in that chapter.
If you want to upgrade kernel, install on an existing system etc., then you can follow Chapter 7 and all other chapters that come after that chapter in this document.