BIP KB Tag: RAID

How To Remove RAID metadata from a Hard Disk

Sometimes a hardware RAID controller or fakeraid (BIOS) can leave RAID metadata that makes it impossible to install Windows or Linux, or it installs correctly, but causes a kernel panic or a 0xb7 blue screen error on the first boot. The only method we could find to delete the metadata *quickly* is to zero out the last 512KB of data on the disk using the following command: dd if=/dev/zero of=$YOUR_DEV bs=512 seek=$(( $...
By BIP, September 1, 2016