View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual boot problems on Raid5

May 19th, 2011, 03:16 AM
I have tried to find the answer in forum, but without luck, so I'm opening new thread. If this is already answered somewhere, please delete this thread.

So, the situation is this. I have Windows 7 x64 installed on Raid5 setup where I have 3 partitions plus one which is system reserved. The Raid controller is onboard, and it's AMD one.

I'm not trying to install Ubuntu on neither of this drives, but on separate HDD which have two partitions. One for data, and the other one (which is currently in NTFS, but I'll reformat it into ext4, swap ...) for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu doesn't see the Raid5 setup, it only sees those 3 hard drives as separate. I know I can install the Ubuntu on separate drive, but will it make appropriate "boot chooser" for Windows also? I'm currently on hold with the setup, because I don't want to loose all my Raid5 data if I try to install Ubuntu, when they are on.

I hope I have made the problem clear enough. If somebody knows the way, please help.