Hello All,

I am seeking some simple explanation on compatibility. I am looking to set up a 320GB HD with Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Ubuntu Server. I need help on formatting so that they can all see each other (i.e. which should I install first) and also give me the option to pick which I boot to (arg!?!?). Then I have a 2TB hard drive, which will serve as a back up (help on what exactly raid is/does and when to us it would be great.) Will raid be able to handle the three different operating systems/do we format and partition both HDs in raid first then install?

I guess the end all be all is we've been having issues with formatting and getting the three systems to see all of each other, so we want to make sure that we don't get everything settled then have to back track to install the raid system.

Also when formatting we ran into the fact that Windows won't let you see unallocated space, but you can see free space... why is this/what's the difference?

Thanks ^_^