Install Issues

Alan Pope alan at
Mon Aug 1 10:19:59 UTC 2011

On 1 August 2011 10:36, Michael Haney <thezorch at> wrote:
> It has an AMD Athlon 64x2 4800+ CPU
> 2GB of RAM
> Two 16x PCI-E Nvidia Geforce 7800 GTX cards in SLI-Mode
> An Audigy sound card.

All the above should be fine if in working order.

> Two 100GB hard drives in hardware RAID mode.

This would worry me a bit. Chances are it's FakeRAID or DMRaid not
"real" hardware RAID. I'd avoid like the plague. Dual booting using
FakeRAID-setup disks is a recipe for failure.

As a good friend of mine says "Friends don't let friends use FakeRAID".

> I get errors about the CPU when the installer tries to start. One of
> the errors is No Human Readable MCE data, or something or other.

"The error usually occurs due to failure or overstressing of hardware
components where the error cannot be more specifically identified with
a different error message"

> I want to dual boot
> Ubuntu and Windows.

That's going to be hard to do reliably with FakeRAID installed.

Other options include:-

1) Add another disk and put Ubuntu on that, leaving the Windows
install well alone.
2) Wipe both disks and reinstall XP on one, Ubuntu on the other.


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