I just got a reply from technical support yesterday about the 3112a boot CD issue. The first response was that build 771 should work by pressing F11 during CD boot and entering "acpi=off noapic" at the ensuing Linux prompt. I tried it and it didn't make any difference. I replied that it didn't help and pointed to the "Silicon Image 3112 Raid 0" thread on this forum(https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=48613). I was pleasantly surprised to hear back from them today with a link to the prerelease of build 772 (unfortunately, not allowed to publish links on this site). In any case, it works! Don't know if any of the other bugs are worked out (none of which I am experiencing), but at least that one bug is gone. And hopefully no new bugs crept in! The other great news in this is that I heard from technical support 2 days in a row! Could this mark the beginning of a turn around? Many thanks to Michael Yakhontov who helped me out on this one.