Luckily WindowsXP has drivers for the card natively, so I didn't need to do that whole F6 thing. However, I cannot convince the system to boot from the hard drive. Perhaps it is because I am unused to the AMI BIOA (being used and very comfortable with the AWARD type). But anyhow, I just get a "boot failure" no matter what I set the boot device to in the BIOS, and I've tried them all, just in case
I temporarily connected the CDRW to the onboard ATA33 controller in order to install XP and have since then reconnected it to the Promise controller. Both the WD1200JB and the CDRW are detected in the Promise bootup sequence, I just cannot convince the system to boot off the WD1200JB.
Obviously I'm doing something wrong, please someone point out what!