Hi guys I'm new to the forum because I've been reading threads for the past couple days and have not been able to find an answer for my problem.

I have a Sony VAIO SVS151190x custom ordered with Intel Core i7-3612QM w/ integrate intel HD4000, 128gb ssd (2x 64gb ssd in raid 0(I'm pretty sure it's fakeraid)), 8 gb of RAM, and nvidia 640M LE 2gb. When I got the laptop I found no need for the optical disc drive so I bought a caddy and replaced it with a 120gb Samsung 840 SSD. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 on the main SSD (one that came with the system). The laptop has an Insyde H2O Bios.

I followed http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/10/10...#comment-14692 in combination with http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/05...uefi-hardware/ to try and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on the second Samsung SSD (in the optical disc area) but could not get Ubuntu to boot even with EasyBCD 2.2.

I don't want to get rid of the raid setup that came from the factory with my system and I don't want to mess up my windows partition because I have very little knowledge about raid or fakeraid. I'm wondering if anyone could give me some insight into how to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 on the second drive or install on the main drive without messing up my Windows 8. Also is it possible to use the Winndows 8 Graphical bootloader instead of GRUB2 because I like the visual look of it better but it's not a necessity if it creates too many complications. I use Windows 8 for most of my University work but for my computer science class next semester any form of linux is recommended. I also like building from AOSP for my android phone and right now I'm using a VM and it's terribly slow.

Thank You,