If the drivers are not F6-loaded, the array is not recognized in Setup, and the Recovery Console will simply not start.
A nutbar at Experts Exchange says:
> YES, don't do F6 during installation. Let XP find a good-enough driver for
> the installation, then AFTER everything is installed, simply upgrade the
> SCSI driver, and LATER bind the RAID.
I think he's suggesting that I disable HostRAID, use non-HostRAID drivers, install to a singlet MAS, and once XP is running, turn on HostRAID and dupe the drive.
Will that work?
> Personally, I would never run a SCSI RAID as the primary boot drive on XP --
> 2000 and 2003 yes, but not XP.
This guy is nuts.
> You'd be a lot smarter to get an IDE or SATA drive for the OS, and RAID it
> to one of the SCSI's -- people will say you can't do this, but yes, you
This is even nuttier, and not possible in hardware.
> when the SCSI controller fails, not only are your drives unbootable, but
> ALL -- i.e. ALL -- your data is lost, since the encoding is proprietary to
> the SCSI controlller.
And this is pure bullshit.
But the singlet thing might work. What do you think?