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WHS installed on Q35/ICH9 w/ AHCI/RAID RRS feed

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  • I managed to get past the "Could not initialize UI subsystem" message on my Intel Desktop Board DQ35JO (Q35, ICH9DO):

    - Connected one SATA drive.
    - Set the SATA controller to IDE mode in BIOS.
    - Went though the first steps of installing WHS, ignoring the driver dialogue.
    - On first restart, I changed SATA settings in BIOS to RAID (or AHCI, I've tried both).
    - Using a USB floppy drive, I F6:ed the ICH9 RAID driver into installation.
    - After WHS installation was completed and a few driver installations later (most of them in XP compatibility mode), I installed a second SATA drive and built a RAID1 volume with Intel Matrix Storage Manager.

    Done.

    Nothing fancy but I've done a lot of googeling without finding a good answer so I wanted to share
    Friday, July 25, 2008 8:37 AM