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How to use a SoftRAID startup volume with High Sierra

If you're using High Sierra, and booting up from a SoftRAID volume, you'll need to follow the steps given in this forum post, since the macOS High Sierra Installer does not recognize SoftRAID volumes as valid startup volumes.

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SoftRAID re-named my startup disk
SoftRAID lite has been installed quite happily on my machine for a while,

But on the 24th April something happened....suddenly my startup disk was re-named as SoftRAID_Media, it's disk number changed from disk6 to disk7, the indexing is broken and I can't search the drive using spotlight (and Spotlight can't re-index it).

What on earth happened? I certainly didn't ask for this and there is nothing showing in the SoftRAID log.
Also no in Disk Utility it shows that the disk is 'Uninitialized'!

What has SoftRAID done?
SoftRAID cannot name a volume. I suspect it was damaged somehow.

Send us a SoftRAID tech support file.

If you are running any "maintenance" utilities, clean up, or optimizing utilities, please uninstall them.
I see this thread from April, for some reason the forum made it active again.

Hopefully you got your volume repaired!

Disk Warrior is the best tool to repair damaged volumes.

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