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hey, i finally got fed up with not having linux, so i moved everything off a second hard drive i have, and loaded ubuntu onto it. it installed fine, but when i boot the computer, it just loads straight into windows.

my setup is this:

2 Raptors in raid 0, with windows on it, with the bios set to load this first
1x 160gb hdd, with 16gb for the main part of linux, and 3gb for a swap.

like i said, it installs fine, but the boot loader for windows is unchanged, so loading linux hasnt even been changed. the 160gb hdd initiates 2nd. if i change it to load first, then i get a grub error 22. i think what i need to do is change the boot loader in windows to recognize that there is another OS on the other drive. any ideas anyone?
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heya.. first of all: don't expect to get answers in the linux-section that fast lol

and ehm; do you have windows on the raid 0 setup and linux on a separate HD ?

And if so, does that second HD have windows on it too?

EDIT; okay i just figured your post out lol

err i'm not sure on why it would give you that error.. perhaps you installed linux on a wrong sort of partition or something?
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post #4 of 18
Search google for a 3rd party boot loader, should be easier to work with and you'll should beable to tell it where linux is pretty easily. I'll look for a link, will post one if I find.

This should work:
http://gujin.sourceforge.net/

Don't know about this one:
http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm

I'm no linux guru so sorry if this doesn't help.
post #5 of 18
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thanks for the links, im currently using bootpart, and it currently isnt working.... ill try the other one tonight. i think that is the problem, that it doesnt write anything to my raid because it doesnt recognize it as one, so it isnt liking to boot linux. my roomate got it working last night on his computer in a quite similar setup, so we'll see if he cant help me out. ill update a bit later. anyone with advice is still welcome to post
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hmm.. did you install raid drivers on ubuntu installation
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post #7 of 18
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it didnt give me options for a raid driver.. it worked on my roomate's computer, but for some reason it wont boot on mine no matter what. i changed it to exactly how he had done it, and it still wouldn't boot. i even tried booting the linux drive first, but then i get a grub error 17. i checked, and its all installed on the drives, and the data is in the right place, but windows boot loader wont load it. it tries, but then i get something about how it cant access that partition, and to insert the boot disk. i do that, then the system hangs every time. i dont know if i need to change grub somehow, or ? i dunno, im about out of ideas. i can access the files on those partitions using the live CD, but still, i dont know what to change.
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post #8 of 18

so.. you have a Grub, and it's supposed to be able to load windows from the Raid setup and Ubuntu from the 160gig HDD ?

You could check the grub.. maybe it's screwed up.

You should type "cd .." untill you're in the root directory, then go
"cd /boot/grub" and then open "VI menu.lst"

In that document there's a list of the available boot options, each stating which HD and which partition to boot [something like: HD0(1,2)]

You could check if those are all correct.



Also; you've got an ATI card huh ? can you get into a graphical environment with the live cd ?
'cause in my case Linux didn't like my gfxcard and i had to reconfigure the settings




edit: and on installation, when you get to the part where you have to partition for linux, you go to "manual partitioning" (or something like it) and then you get an option screen to adjust partitions etc, i believe on top of the screen there's 3 options and one of them is for RAID drivers (ok i'm not a 100% sure on this though)
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post #9 of 18
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im not familiar at ALL with linux, so ill try what you said, but im probably not gonna be able to work with it at all. this sucks for a first time linux experience.. i changed something, and it gets a little farther, but not much.. i changed bootpart so instead of saying "bootsect.lnx" i used what my roomie did, which was "ubuntu.bin" and when i reboot and choose "ubuntu" from the boot list, it doesnt tell me it cant read from the partition any more, it just says 'loading partition' and freezes, and i have to restart. i should mention, this hard drive is on a PCI SATA controller card because i cant overclock otherwise (just trust me on that) but would that effect it? also, if i try to load this drive first, it gives me a grub error 17...
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post #10 of 18
Well this is going way beyond my knowledge too I'm afraid.

However There's a lot of people with your problem, and as I read The PCI SATA Controller is probably messing up the bootloader.

Here's some topics I found, perhaps if they can't help you, make a topic on one of the Linux or Ubuntu forums..

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...5.html#1664665 (this one has a PCI SATA controller too)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...55#post1958755
(Has an interesting idea about a grub from DOS)

The Ubuntu forums:
http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=94


This indeed sucks for a first time linux experience..
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