I'm a long time Windows user trying to make a switch to Linux. A couple years ago I switched from ASP.NET development etc. to PHP on Ubuntu server. I've been playing around with a lot of distros in VMWare, but now I'd like to try and give it a go full -time on my laptop (dual-boot just in case).
In a nutshell my problem revolves around the fake-raid setup based on the 2x64GB SSDs.
I was trying to install Mint XFCE without any joy. Basically the installer would detect the SSD Raid just fine and mount it on /dev/mapper/.... I could then partition the 128GB RAID drive as I liked and the install would go through fine. But after a reboot I'd get a grub error message about it not finding the /dev/mapper/... partition. I tried installing with the bootloader on a 128MB primary partition at the beginning of the disk and on the same partition as the /. Both failed.
On a whim I then tried a Xubuntu distro (specifically Voyager) and even though the installer looked virtually identical, the install worked just fine. I then installed Win8 and used EasyBCD to modify the bootloader to add the Xubuntu Grub partition and that worked too.
I still have the Xubuntu installed so I'm thinking that I could check the current configuration and based on that 'fix' the Mint install. I just don't quite know where to look and what for.