"Ron Rector" wrote:
> Io have seen success from using the XP driver for your controller. You will
> have to create the driver floppy using makedisk. Boot from the cd and click
> the driver button on the partition screen. Point it to the floppy disk. If no
> floppy is present on your machine you may be able to copy the contents of the
> floppy to a flash drive.
> Here is the link:
Unfortunately, it does not work. I tried it (and the instructions to have
the driver in the root of the floppy, and removing the oemtxt file) and setup
merely informs me that "no compatible driver was found" or words to that
I have one other system here, but it's so near the minimum spec, that I fear
it would be a very painful experience to run it (if, indeed, it installed at
all). It's only got 384MB RAM for a start and no graphics card (it's a
Shuttle box - and it's got an on-board chip which is currently munching 64MB
of the available RAM). IIRC, Vista requires a dedicated DX9-compatible card,
so I'm not even going to contemplate installation.
I could move the RAID to the VIA controller, but this is a *VERY*
tempramental box and it does not like having its innards messed with. The
last time I messed with it, it refused to boot at all for a couple of days.
The other thing I forgot to mention in my reply to Michael was that,
although installation on the Caviar is theoretically possible, it does,
obviously, require access to the boot partition to write to the boot.ini and
it cannot do that if it cannot 'see' it.
The only reason I want to install the ruddy thing is to compare and contrast
it to OS X, which is one of the best OSs I have ever used (and I've used a
few in my time). Is Jobs going to be suing Gates for plagarism?
Cheers for any other assistance!