older machine; PII 233, 0.75G ram… PCI>IDE 4 x 0 RAID (Promise FastTrak100) + 4 x WD400 (series BB) HDD.
openSUSE saw/installed, setup for RAID during install.
mobo BIOS will not see/access in order to boot OS.
Could a FDD mediate? (had something like this working before, on same machine, to load Puppy Wary/Lucid from 4Gig USB - on PCI expansion card using plop)
Wanted to try running openSUSE on RAID-ed HDD (the floppy could "reside’ in FDD)
yup, Award BIOS 4.52PG; standard stuff - FDD, C, CDROM, ZIP, etc.
While playing with Puppy (Wary, Lucis), I did find at plop what I needed to boot from FDD/USB…
problem is addressing PCI-connected IDE; thoretically, I could connect the 4 HDD directly to mobo (IDE1, IDE2) and run pure software RAID (openSUSE)… the only problem with that is that BIOS would not see the CDROM conneted to the PCI/IDE for installation… or???
(i think i just had a brain fart)