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|Another report on Leopard Install attempts over existing RAID Volume|
|Recent mail on this issue that came up earlier (see Tuesday's Leopard installs over previous OS X RAID Volumes (Some could, some couldn't))
"Hi Mike, I've had problems too upgrading from 10.4.10 to Leopard. My system is:
2 GHz Dual G5, 2 x 250 GB Maxtor in striped RAID, created with Apple RAID software version
Installation failed: "Installer could not prepare volume". The problem appears to be that Leopard want install on a RAID created with version 1.0. The Disk Utility provides the option to convert the RAID to version 2.0. However this failed too: "Invalid request". I found a note on the net on RAID 2.0 saying that conversion would fail if OS 9 disk drivers are installed. Clicking on the single disks in Disk Utility shows the option "Install OS 9 disk drivers" as checked on my system, but the box is grayed out so that changes are not possible. That's when I was finally stuck. Apple was of no help either.
It seems there is no solution yet for RAIDs with version 1.0 and OS 9 disk drivers installed. (Some, but not all readers saw this problem even without OS 9.x drivers - for instance a G5 tower owner using a RAID 5 bootable 10.4.10 array via an Apple xserve raid card. But see previous post for reports of some upgrading over RAID, others not.-Mike)
The only workaround was to do a fresh install of Leopard on my external FireWire HD, transfer all data using the Migration Assistant, erase the RAID and recreate it with the latest Apple RAID software, install Leopard on the new RAID, and finally transfer the data from the FireWire HD with the
Migration Assistant. This took a lot of time, but it worked and Leopard is running fine on my RAID, and the machine looks as if I did a straight upgrade. Only when opening programs, the system shows them as 'opening for the first time'. But no need to key in the serials again so far.
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|Report on Adaptec AUA5100 USB 2.0 PCI card in Leopard|
Leopard PCI Card report: Regarding sleep issues with Leopard and Adaptec Card AUA5100 (a different model than the AUA-4000B a reader had sleep problems with in Leopard in Monday's news, although as usual, YMMV.)
I installed Leopard via Archive and Install (preserved user settings) on a 1GHz MDD with an Adaptec AUA5100. Deep sleep works fine as long as all externals and flash drives are unmounted first. However, under Leopard, it will now sleep with the external device still connected (as long as it's unmounted) as contrasted under Tiger which would not allow deep sleep with an attached (even though unmounted) USB drive to the card.
If you missed the previous Leopard/USB 2.0 PCI card reports here, yesterday's news had a (problem) post on a Trendnet TU2-
H5PI (added after 10.5 install) and Tuesday's news had a report on an IOGear 5-port card (issues after wake from sleep).
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