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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.

SoftRAID re-maned my startup disk
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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?
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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.
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