I have a Intel SSD with major problem. Here's quickly what I did: Installed XP Pro to it. Installed Unbuntu to another mech. HD with Grub to dual-boot. Restarted but it went to XP w/o Grub. I assume that Ub put Grub on the mech HD so when it booted it did so from the XP partition. All the stuff I read on SSDs said to use ACHI; did that in BIOS setup. Used GParted to format an NTFS partition with the 1 mb offset. Fine. XP wouldn't load. Decided to not load XP. Tried to change the SSD partition to Linux with GParted & a couple other Linux CDs but none of them would load, they just stopped with a blinking cursor on the top-left. Couple questions: Do you have to set BIOS to ACHI for Linux? Did I lunch the SSD? I am knowledgeable on Win but this is the first time I've tried to use Linux/Ubuntu. Thanks!