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When trying to do a clean installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on a system that has a RAID controller and RAID5 volume set and also had Ubuntu 11.04 installed will not allow me to delete the RAID or even configure the boot partition.

Every time I try to delete the RAID members, it refuses indicating the partition is part of a RAID. When I try to use the option to erase the previous version, it simply loops to the previous screen.

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I had this problem as well. Had to rebuild my partitions with gparted, then install fresh. – Brandon Bertelsen Apr 26 '13 at 0:13
@BrandonBertelsen why not write this comment up as an answer? A solution that works helps the community. Thank you! – Elder Geek Jun 23 '14 at 23:11
I wasn't using a RAID setup so my problem may not have been the same. – Brandon Bertelsen Jun 27 '14 at 5:48

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