View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual boot installation with Windows 7 Already installed.

March 31st, 2009, 12:43 AM
Ok here is my setup.

Asus P5E Mobo
hardware raid 10 (with Windows 7 installed)
SATA 300GB (Data)
SATA 500GB (Ubuntu)

I already had windows 7 installed and wanted to dual boot with ubuntu 8.10. I installed Ubuntu on the 500GB Drive and when setup was complete the machine just booted me back into windows (no GRub).

Is there a way without destroying the RAID to get Grub installed so i can boot both systems?

When i am booted into the Ubuntu Live CD and run an Fdisk i can see all the drives individually grub doesn't list it as a RAID.

Any information would help greatly.

Mark Phelps
March 31st, 2009, 04:27 PM
Don't know squat about RAID, but my guess is that Ubuntu tried to install GRUB to the RAID array and failed for some reason.

You have a couple of options.

1) Install EasyBCD to your Windows 7 and configure it to add an entry for Ubuntu to the Windows 7 boot menu. You can get EasyBCD from NeoSmart and check their forums for How-to's for doing this.

2) You can try reinstalling and messing aroung with GRUB, installing it to your Ubuntu partition and adding a stanza manually for Windows 7.