Ubuntu Dual Boot on XPS 710 w/RAID 0 and 3rd SATA drive?
Joe Palladino (aka The Mindfulgeek)
mindfulgeek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 21:46:03 GMT 2008
Martin Owens wrote:
> Hey Jim
>> I have a Dell XPS 710 w/RAID 0 config which has my XP install on it,
>> all working fine and dandy.
>> Have installed a 3rd hard drive (500G Seagate) and trying to install
>> Ubuntu 8.10 onto that as a dual boot.
>> Have been able to run through setup/install numerous times, (like,
>> 30??) but keep having problems once it is done, think I specifically
>> need help with GRUB,,,?
>> I’ve been fighting with this off and on for a week now L
> If you bios supports loading off the 3rd hard drive... no what's needed
> is to have grub installed on the boot sector of the first hard drive.
> That grub will point to the 3rd hard drive for config and a list of
> options which will then boot off any of the disks.
> But it's not easy to set up, you need to know what your doing with that
> kind of setup.
> Let us know if you'd like some help with it.
You can always use gparted on system rescue cd to add and the 3rd drive
to the raid and repartion the raid to have a separate Linux partition.
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