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I recently built a prospective file server with these specs:

  • MSI B75MA-E33
  • 3 x 500GB WD Black HDD
  • Highpoint 640L RAID card

And I was hoping to install Ubuntu 12.04 and configure a windows file server with Samba. Unfortunately I'm stuck as I cannot find any drivers to install the RAID card, and therefore see the HDDs and install the OS and software on the system.

I have very little experience with Linux/Ubuntu and this is sort of my trial under fire. I did some googling and found some prospective answers, but none that I fully understood nor any that seemed to work in my situation.

Basically I need two things:

  1. A simple yes or no answer if what i'm doing is even possible
  2. If it is, a quick run through of what needs to be done.

I know the Linux community has a reputation for being helpful. Hopefully somebody has an idea of what I need to do to get this working! Thanks in advance!

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Are you using 12.04 Server or Desktop? –  Mitch Sep 24 '13 at 15:07
Server. Forgot to mention that. –  Brad Lauk Sep 24 '13 at 15:07

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