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(@bob-dawson)
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I am running 2 externals as a Mirror RAID on an intel computer (5.7.8) that was set up at ur head office. The Mirror uses Softraid 3.6.8
I would like to create a Softraid Start up DVD. The Softraid 3 manual says this about making a DVD:

"Intel Users: In order to create a Startup DVD which allows you to create and
modify SoftRAID Startup Volumes, you will need to start with Mac OS X
10.4.8 or later Install Disks. SoftRAID Startup DVDs created with earlier
versions will not allow you to install the most current SoftRAID driver into
the system. If you do not have 10.4.8 install disks, you will need to create a
Startup system on a USB2 or Firewire drive with 10.4.8 to start up your Mac."

When the above information says.... "you will need to START with Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later install disks"..... does that mean: you will need to START-UP with the original install disks and then use the Softraid volume with softraid on it to run the program?

Or do I startup with my Mirror volume with the Mac OS and Softraid on it, and select the command: "Select the Create SoftRAID Startup CD-ROM or DVD from the Utilities menu." and softraid will ask for-and-swayp the original Mac OS startup disks with blank disks as it needs them?

 
Posted : 28/01/2016 10:46 pm
(@softraid-support)
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It wants the original install CD/DVD

Here is a much simpler solution:

Install OS X onto a Thumbdrive.
Copy SoftRAID on to it.
Run it and update the driver in the Thumbdrive.

Now you have a bootable external disk to manage SoftRAID startup volumes.

 
Posted : 28/01/2016 11:27 pm
(@bob-dawson)
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So.... I run Intel Mac from the Mirror volume consisting of 2 externals with Softraid on it.
So would I start up as usual from my Mirror volume, open Softraid (on that volume) and use the create start up disk command?
Then have the original Intel disk available to put them into the intel DVD slot after the softraid command starts to run?
I guess I wondering if softraid is going to ask for the Original disks as it needs them, and then will create disk images; then ask for blank disk/disks when it needs to create a startup disk.
Is this the process?

 
Posted : 29/01/2016 12:25 pm
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Yes, we did a lot of work to make it as straightforward as possible.

But since this is an intel based machine, it is faster and simpler to install OSX onto a 8GB Thumbdrive and then copy SoftRAID onto that, along with any other important utilities you own, such as Disk Warrior, SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner, Cocktail, etc etc.

 
Posted : 29/01/2016 1:08 pm
(@boomerangthree)
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When you state "Install OS X onto a Thumbdrive" do you mean perform a media install?

Can I use "Diskmaker" to create the OS X Install USB Drive, then copy Softraid to it, and run Softraid from the Thumdrive and install the Softraid to the Thumbdrive?

Thanks for any support.

It wants the original install CD/DVD

Here is a much simpler solution:

Install OS X onto a Thumbdrive.
Copy SoftRAID on to it.
Run it and update the driver in the Thumbdrive.

Now you have a bootable external disk to manage SoftRAID startup volumes.

 
Posted : 19/05/2016 2:24 pm
(@boomerangthree)
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When you state install OS X on the Thumbdrive, can I use Diskmaker to create the OS X install Thumbdrive, then copy Softraid to it, then install Softraid on that Thumbdrive?

 
Posted : 19/05/2016 2:27 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Yes you can use Disk maker.

 
Posted : 23/05/2016 1:23 pm
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