I now have this working, thanks to getting a response from Highpoint tech support. I had to turn off the BIOS in the RR2680 card. This is the response I got ...
The procedure outlined below will
disable the RocketRAID card's Boot
functions, and BIOS display. To
re-enable these settings, simply
reflash cards' using the standard
Boot the system into pure DOS mode,
either from an optical drive (CD/DVD)
or floppy diskette.
DOS images are available here:
We recommend the Win98SE versions
w/out RAMdisk if available - this copy
will work in just about any PC, and
quickly boots to a command prompt.
1) Copy the load.exe and the BIOS
update file to the bootable floppy, or
burn them to the DOS CD image.
2) Boot the system to DOS mode.
3) At the command prompt, use the
following command line (a screen shot
is attached for reference):
A:/>load -e 0=0 rrxxxx.xxx
rrxxxx.xxx refers to the name of the
4) After the successful flash, reboot
the system - the card's BIOS should no
longer be displayed during the
system's boot process.
The card will remain fully functional,
at the operating system level. The Web
RAID management utilities will
recognize the card and disks (as will
Customer Support Department
I had to use an old shuttle PC (the only one I've got left with a floppy drive installed) to copy the files to an old boot disk I managed to find lying around.