If you have multiple disks or drives hooked up to your motherboard, your operating system (OS), such as windows, can erroneously "save" the Master Boot Record (MBR) to a different drive than the one in which you've told it to install the OS to. This can lead to problems such as not being able to boot into your software installation because of having one of many different drives disconnected, or connected, containing or not containing MBRs that either are missing or conflicting with each other. So be aware of what drives you have hooked up or not especially when initially setting up your RAID array and OS installations. Linux uses a slightly different type of format, usually, to save operating system installation information into the hard disk's controller so that when it interfaces with the motherboard it can sometimes save over an older different format (such as the MBR windows uses) when installing an OS. They (windows and linux) can work together and be installed on the same single disk but it takes utilizing the proper format, partitioning balance, and file system type (ex; NTFS/FAT etc) that works for both OSes to get the best performance and usability balance out of a drive. Sometimes it can be hard to diagnose whats actually going on while trying to play musical hardware when setting up a new hardware configuration in a machine.
Last edited by Overkill; 03-31-2019 at 12:04 AM.