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I have Intel Hardware Raid on the motherboard.

I have 10 2 TB HDD that I've configured as RAID 1+0 to be one big 8 TB HDD.

Now I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on it.

After installing with default desktop installation disk I get a blank screen with a cursor flashing.

If I try the alternate guided partitioning option I get error: out of disk. and the grub> prompt.

If I boot with the rescue disk or such like I can drop into a shell and view the disk. Everything also installs without an issue.

Don't know what to do...

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Try the alternate text-based installer which you can find here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads

You may need to give yourself a separate /boot partition near the beginning of the hard drive array when you are choosing the partitioning. Your BIOS may have a limit on how large of a disk it can initialize the boot from.

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Tried that combination, now I get Unknown filesystem when grub tries to boot –  Michael Wiles May 30 '12 at 7:45
    
What was is your partition scheme (sizes, filesystem, location)? An example scheme might be: | boot ext4 10 GB | root ext4 7.98 TB | swap 10 GB | (just as an example) –  user63985 May 31 '12 at 19:54
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thanks for the help, turns out a guided install from the alternate installer worked fine. –  Michael Wiles Jun 4 '12 at 11:10
    
I'm glad to help. Please accept the answer if you are satisfied. –  user63985 Jun 5 '12 at 15:22
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