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    Cool Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on my computer, I have a SSD and a HDD which is accelerated with a Corsair Accelerator 30 GB. Because there isn't much space left on my SSD I want to install ubuntu on my hdd. When I'm booting the installation, it finds my 2 TB hdd but it's saying there isn't a thing on it while there's already 300 GB's used. Can I just use GParted to make a new partition or will this erase my hdd? If I can't make a new partition, how can I install ubuntu without erasing my HDD?

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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    Word of warning: do NOT use any Linux tools to resize your Win7 install. Doing so risks corrupting Win7 and rendering it unbootable as a result.

    In addition, BEFORE you do anything else, use the Win7 Backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. At least with this, you will have a way to fix Win7 filesystem corruptions should something happen during the Ubuntu installation.

    And finally, do you know if your PC uses UEFI? IF so, that could explain why the installer doesn't see the current disk usage.
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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    My motherboard using EFI (that's what it is saying in the description). I won't resize my Win7 boot disk, Win7 is installed on my ssd and i want to install ubuntu on my hdd. Right now i'm making a backup of my hdd and then i'm going to take the risk of using GParted in linux to make a new partition in ubuntu. Do you have any things i have to keep in mind when i'm doing the resize/installation?

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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    If your configuration is Intel SRT, then it may have RAID. Not quite sure how that is done.

    The standard desktop installer does not have the RAID drivers and gparted nor the installer works with RAID. And since they did away with the alternative installer in 12.10, you can only install the server version of 12.10 with RAID.

    Some have turned the RAID off, so then the installer works or just installed Ubuntu to the small SSD as a boot drive.

    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Intel SRT - Dell XPS
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036204
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2020155
    Some info on re-instating
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2038121
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2070491
    Disable the RAID, for me it was using the Intel rapid management thingy and telling it to disable the acceleration or the use of the SSD. If you have a different system, just disable the RAID system then install Ubuntu. Once installed you can then re-enable it.
    You will need to use the dmraid command prior to running the Ubuntu Installer so that it will be able to see the partitions on the drive because otherwise with the raid metadata in place it will see the drive as part of a raid set and ignore its partitions.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    I got a dualboot of windows7 and ubunutu on my laptop. I used g parted on a live cd to shrink my Ubuntu partion then installed windows 7 on that partion. The grub menu wasnt there and windows loaded with no option to pick ubuntu on load up, so i used the ubuntu install disk as live cd to install boot repair. I like the dual boot cause i can play my video games and use photoshop when i want. And ubuntu puts the windows partion as a file system on the desktop so you can transfer files back and forth from Ubuntu to windows or play files saved in your windows. its cool. good luck

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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    So if I want to install it with my raid I need to use the server version? If is disable raid, install ubuntu and re-enable it, will it still work? if i disable raid will then find my usage? because it's olfred said, i'm using uefi as bios

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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    I have not seen anyone with UEFI and Intel SRT install. So you can be first. Good backups and a repairCD or USB are then always a good idea, but you should have those anyway.

    I would not think boot method would make a difference so those that turned RAID off and back on should be a good example.

    May be best to post Boot-Info report just to confirm where everything is at and document system.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates.

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or:
    Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix

    The vendor recovery DVDs are just an image of your drive as purchased. If you have housecleaned a lot of cruft normally included, run many updates with many reboots, and added software you may want a full back up.
    Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2040149
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1626990
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    Another suggestion by srs5694
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html
    Windows 8 UEFI repair USB must be FAT32
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...-166dddf32205/
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, corsair accelerator

    i didn't really used intel SRT directly, i used corsair Dataplex and i may be the first to dualboot with this setup but i'm definitly not the first with UEFI and Intel SRT. I had problems with the installation of win7 and searched on the internet
    thnx for the links, backup almost finished then i'm going to start the installation of ubuntu

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