Dual boot winxp/ubuntu on raid array and ide drive
I've been fiddling with linux distros for a fair bit of time now, and was wondering if some people could help me with a problem I've been having.
My current system is as follows :
AMD Athlon XP-M 2600+ (OCed to 2.6ghz).
DFI Lanparty NF2UB
2x512 Corsair XMS
ATI Radeon 9800P
2x WD 36GB Sata Raptors in RAID 0 (win XP install)
1x Maxtor 100GB IDE (storage for winxp)
1x 60 WD 60GB IDE (linux install)
My dilemma is as follows:
I'd like to dual boot with my system, but would like to do so without reinstalling my windows install if I can avoid it (if not, oh well, I'll get over it...but.) Ive been having difficulty getting boot loaders to recognize my sata raid array...possibly b/c I'm not setting it up correctly. Either way, could I install a boot loader on my raid array without borking my winxp install to choose from my raid array or my ide drive? I currently cannot get the boot loader on my ide to work at all atm...did a fresh ubuntu install and it wont load.
Any help is greatly apprecaite...if I need to give you more information I'll be happy to do so.
~Jeff Howard (buildintechie)