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Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me.

My system:

  • Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI
  • Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD
  • 2 x Seagate Desktop (former Barracuda) 1 TB HDD
  • 16 GB RAM

What I want to do:

  • Install Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit and Ubuntu 12.04 parallel on SSD:

    200 GB of SSD NFTS partition for Windows 50 GB of SSD EXT2 for Ubuntu, / folder 16 GB of SSD as SWAP for Ubuntu

  • Have the HDDs in RAID 1 ('FakeRaid' by Motherboard controller) as data disk in NFTS

  • Alternative: Ubuntu on the RAID disk

What I tried:

  • Windows on SSD / Ubuntu on HDD Raid

    • Create RAID 1 with Raid Controller during PC start
    • Windows installation on SSD
    • Linux installation on RAID

    Problem: Grub does not recognize Windows

  • Windows and Ubuntu on SSD A

    • Create RAID 1 with Raid Controller during PC start

    • Windows installation on SSD

    • Linux installation on SSD

    Problem: Ubuntu does not recognize Windows installation and wants to overwrite the whole SSD

  • Windows and Ubuntu on SSD B

    • Disconnect HDDs from mainboard
    • Windows installation on SSD
    • Linux installation on SSD

    Problem: Ubuntu does not recognize Windows installation and wants to overwrite the whole SSD

  • I also have tried to pre-partitionate the disks with GParted, did not work neither.

Does anyone have a tip for me?

Some of my questions:

  • Why does Ubuntu not recognize Windows?
  • Can I install Ubuntu on a RAIDed disk?
  • Where to install the bootmanager?
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