sata2 drivers

By ecrain211 ·
I have a asrockcocroexfire-esata2 motherboard
I picked up on a open box deal no cd with drives
i tryed downloading on a floppy but it will not read the hard drives i tryed this

5.3 Pre-Installation Using the F6 Method

The Steps 1 and 2 can be skipped if you use the F6 Floppy
disk utility provided by Intel. This utility can also be
downloaded from the following website. These methods
are applicable to systems configured for RAID or
AHCI mode.

1. Extract all driver files from the installation package.
See Section 7.2 for instructions on extracting the

2. Create a floppy containing the following files in the root directory:
iaStor.sys, and

3. At the beginning of the operating system installation, press F6
to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.

4. When prompted, select 'S' to Specify Additional Device.

5. When prompted, insert the floppy disk you created in
step 2 and press Enter.

6. At this point you should be presented with a selection
for one of the following depending on your hardware
version and configuration:

- Intel(R) 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller (Mobile ICH7RM)
- Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller (Workstation ESB2)
- Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M)
- Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)
- Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)
- Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH6R)
- Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R)
- Intel(R) 82801FBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH6M)

7. Highlight the selection that is appropriate for the
hardware in your system and press Enter.

8. Press Enter again to continue. Leave the floppy disk in
the system until the next reboot as the software will
need to be copied from the floppy disk again when setup
is copying files.

but it did not work can some one give me some ideas on what to do next

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great advice but I do not have a fdd - now what?

by los In reply to sata2 drivers

how can I install my sata raid when there is no fdd in the server? please advise/

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