Sorry if my post is overly bloated with information but I wanted to get so much info in as I could since it might aid the troubleshooting.
And "Hi Everybody" *voice of Dr Nick*!
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev. 1.0 BIOS: F14
2x Samsung HD103UJ
BIOS Settings (revert to fail-safe settings and then changed this below):
SATA AHCI Mode: AHCI
SATA Port0-1 Native Mode: Enabled (Work at Native IDE Mode)
Onboard SATA/IDE Device: Enabled
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode: RAID/IDE
HDD:s connected to the two SATA-ports that are supported by the Jmicron RAID Controller. Believe its Jmicron anyway (?).
USB with drivers for the RAID controller seems to have to be inserted to enable me to go into the RAID bios (CTRL+G) after POST otherwise the
Settings in RAID BIOS:
Disks: HDD0 & HDD1 (Both Samsung HD103UJ) [SMART status and short disk test on both drives reports them as "OK"]
Block: 128 KB
Model Name: RDD0: GRAID
RAID Level: 0-Stripe
Capacity Status: 2000 GB
Ubuntu 12.04 AMD x64 Alternative Installer (w. ethernet cable connected)
Select a language: "English - English"
Select your location: "other" - "Europe" - "Sweden"
Configure locales: "United States - en_US.UTF-8"
Configure the keyboard: Detect keyboard layout? "Yes" (Detecting keyboard correctly as "se")
Configure the network: Hostname: "ubuntu"
Set up users and passwords: "ubuntu" "ubuntu" "ubuntu" (Weak password = "OK")
Encrypt your home directory?: "No"
Configure the clock: "Yes" (Timezone correctly identified)
Detect disks: Activate Serial ATA RAID devices? "Yes"
Partition disks: "Guided - use entire disk"
Select disk to partition: "Serial ATA RAID jmicron_GRAID (stripe) - 2.0 TB Linux device-mapper (striped)"
Following partitions are going to be formatted:
partition #1 of Serial ATA RAID jmicron_GRAID (stripe) as ext4 (I believe this is /dev/mapper/jmicron_GRAID1 in a later step)
partition #5 of Serial ATA RAID jmicron_GRAID (stripe) as swap (I believe this is /dev/mapper/jmicron_GRAID5 in a later step)
-> Write changes to disk -> Yes
Configure the package manager: HTTP proxy information (blank for none): "Blank" (no text)
Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk: Device for boot loader installation: "/dev/mapper" (default)
!Unable to install GRUB in /dev/mapper, Executing 'grub-install /dev/mapper' failed.
This is a fatal error.
Running "ls" in the terminal in "/dev/mapper" and that returns:
control jmicron_GRAID jmicron_GRAID1 jmicron_GRAID2 jmicron_GRAID5
/dev/mapper/jmicron_GRAID1/ fails as well
/dev/mapper/jmicron_GRAID1 works (where to install GRUB to)
Finish the installation: is the system clock set to UTC? "Yes" (?)
Finishing installation -> Rebooting
System restarts -> RAID BIOS reports drives as OK (still in RAID-0) and then when it should boot into Ubuntu I get a cursor that just blinks.
Rebooting with CD -> Rescue mode -> Entering partition step -> Enable RAID Devices -> entering terminal -> "blkid":
/dev/sr0: Ubuntu DVD
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="NY VOLYM" UUID="B058-47CE" TYPE="vfat" (probably USB stick with RAID drivers)
Step: "Devices to use as root file system: "/dev/sdb1"
(Does not list any of my RAID volumes)
How should I set this up?
Will probably do a full reinstall with the correct settings (if I can find them here hopefully) in order to avoid hickups later on.
Appreciate any and all help, not so experienced with RAID and Ubuntu (Linux).
Best Regards / Karl, Sweden