How can i get WIn98 installed to Dual Boot on a Raid(IDE)?

Cyclonik

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I have an Abit KT7-Raid and 2 20Gb ata-100's in a RAID 0.. how can i get win98 installed on the RAID?

Christian:frown:
 

Cyclonik

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software raid.. WIn2k is no prob because it asks for Raid drivers during install.. no clue how to get WIn98 installed.. but i hear its possible.

Christian
 

Bozo

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Use a Win98 boot disc and install as normal---after fdisk and format.
After 98 is installed, then install the RAID drivers.

Bozo
 

HighFidelity

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I will be very intrested in this as I have the same problem only Windows ME seems just to hang for ages at the end of the copying files (get to 100%) and stops. Hmmmm however it maybe just taking an age to ID the Highpoint controler on the board.

Can it be done or do you have to install to a non raid hard drive and then install the Highpoint drivers so it sees the RAID array???

(bummer if so i got 2 new drivers to work with the RAID).

BTW also have a Abit K7-Raid

PS Sorry this is a bit hurried as I have to get my daughter to bed.

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HighFidelity

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This maybe worth a look found it on a brill page (link below)

How do I install Windows directly on my RAID disks?
Many thanks to Yasin Abbas for this solution - for WindowsME but probably more generally applicable!

Windows allows it's driver database to be extended, the simple solution is to extend the current Windows driver database to include the RAID drivers (and any other drivers you wish to add). So, to do this, proceed as follows:

Setup RAID in the BIOS as usual (16K block, 16K Stripe gives best performance).
FDISK your partitions.
Format partitions (FORMAT C: /Z:X wheras X is TWICE the size of the block you want, gives best performance)
Copy over the Windows cabinet files
Copy over the RAID drivers and any other drivers in a directory of your liking (drivers must be *.inf files, not setup.exe files)
Here's the cunning bit: you will require a Windows setup batch file, here is a basic one to work from - just look at it in a text editor.
NOTE THIS SECTION:
[OEMDrivers]
; Add additional driver paths for OEM specific drivers
; Ensure each entry is separated by a semi-colon
;
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion","OtherDevicePath",,"C:\DRV\AUDIO;C:\DRV\VIDEO"
add lines accordingly for the directory with extra drivers. This batch file came from Windows ME, all others are very similar.
Now run Windows setup in DOS with the name of the batch file, in this case: setup MSBATCH.XPR
Windows will be setup with all the drivers installed, No problems whatsoever :)
Off course this batch file is really nifty, you can set it up with your Windows product key, all Windows options, etc . . . to have the perfect windows automated reinstall. Yasin's says his batch file doesn't require him to type a product key, sets up a minimal install, with his Iiyama monitor drivers detected, Detonator 533, KT7-RAID support, network, etc and no input from him other than SETUP MSBATCH.XPR.

Found it here