Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Terry Talim melanyor at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 19:54:39 UTC 2010

Hi, I tried dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu about 6 months ago and I could
not get it to work. GRUB kept failing and I couldn't figure out why. Many
people helped me along my quest (thanks to all of them) and I have come to a
conclusion but I would like some last advice.

I have a Sony VAIO with two hard drives that were automatically configured
in RAID by the manufacturer. I used the ubuntu live cd to try and install my
dual boot, and this is why it failed.

I've been told I need to use the alt installation, which will be compatible
with RAID.

The advice I was given leaves me with two choices, and I'd like your opinion
on what you think is best for a beginner.

Option 1: Dual boot over the RAID using the "alt install" for ubuntu.

Option 2: Disable the RAID, install W7 and Ubuntu on one drive, and use the
second drive as a data disk.

If you have some input please let me know, thanks in advance for the advice.

Thanks. Terry.

Email: melenyo at gmail.com
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