13.04 + UEFI + Windows 8 + Raid0 Howto?
I've been trying to get this going for the past couple of days, and haven't had it working yet. I've tried many combination of google searches to try and get help, but none of the solutions has gotten this working for me, and I'm starting to wonder if I'm wanting something impossible.
Here is the current situation, first my layout:
Drive 1 (128GB SSD)
Drive 2 (1GB HDD)
Drive 3 (1GB HDD)
Drive 4 (1GB HDD)
My system is using UEFI, which I don't know if its causing the issue or not because I still don't quite "get" UEFI.
- Drive 1 contains only Windows 8 64bit
- Drive 2 contains links in windows for my Downloads, Documents, etc, and also to be shared with Ubuntu install
- Drives 3 & 4 are setup in a Raid 0 using my motherboard's raid utility/ (I don't care about redundancy, raid0 is fine for my purpose)
So, I download the Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop 64bit install, and write it to a USB stick using unetbootin. Then on reboot, I select from my UEFI boot menu the "UEFI: Titanium Sandisk USB" (therefore the installer boots in UEFI mode). After running through the install, and rebooting, my system can no longer boot. I re-run the installer, and try to install grub to the /dev/mapper/* drives, none of them work. I'm not really sure what to do next. I downloaded the boot-repair thing, and that just hangs while loading.
Laptop: XPS 15 L502X (Ubuntu 13.04 64bit)
Nettop: Zotac Mag HD ND-01 (OpenELEC 3.0)
Desktop: Windows 8 64bit / Ubuntu 13.04 64bit