AV8 boot issue with Raid

Discussion in 'Abit' started by mrpayne, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. mrpayne

    mrpayne Guest

    I'm running this system with a Raid 0, no problem setting up the array
    and getting the OS loaded, I want to run a second drive on IDE1 and
    use if for the swap file and storage. As soon as I power the drive on
    IDE1 and attempt to boot the system wants to boot from this drive.
    SATA Raid is enabled in the bios, I've tried multiple boot oders even
    disabling boot 1 thru 3 device. This is a pretty std configuration on
    most boards (I had the same thing on the soyo dragon I just replaced).
    What's the catch?
    mrpayne, Nov 20, 2004
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  2. You don't appear to have set the boot priority correctly. At the top of the
    Advanced BIOS Features property sheet you'll see the "Hard Disk Boot
    Priority" option with "Press Enter" next to it. Hit enter on that and you'll
    be taken to a submenu that lists the boot devices. You'll see the drive
    you've got connected to IDE 1 Master as well as the "Bootable Add-In
    Device". Hit PgUp, + or whichever key it is to swap them round. Save
    settings and reboot.

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    Richard Hopkins, Nov 20, 2004
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  3. mrpayne

    mrpayne Guest

    Thanks I got it now, the problem was I set the boot in the bios to use
    the Raid (no other options were available at the time) after shutting
    down and hooking up the IDE drive I was not going into the bios and
    was not seeing that the system was automatically adding in an EIDE
    option and using it instead of the Raid that I had specified earlier.
    It's a nice board the manual could use some help in the raid set up
    (completely lacking).
    mrpayne, Nov 20, 2004
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