I cannot seem to get linux to install on my bios raid even after following all the various guides out there. As expected when using the installer when it gets to installing grub it fails where I then select to install grub manually. I have followed the steps on the following guides (these are just the ones that I can remember):https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_with_Fake_RAIDhttp://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=67924
plus another hundred random guides all very similar to these.
I have also tried the softraid route with no success:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=90878#p522997
I have been at this all day today and have attempted to install linux on this setup many times in the past. The default installer included with Fedora installs without a hitch however I really like mint and want to have it installed instead.
The current state is my computer will not even reach the grub bootloader but I have had it get to grub then grub was not able to boot the OS before. If any additional info would help solve this let me know however I am relatively green in the linux world so I may not know where to find every piece of information. I know my way around the terminal but not linux partitioning and dev mounting and all that jaz.
If needed I can post fstab to show my layout however here is the overview:
2 disks in bios raid set up as raid0
Set up extended partition across raid disk
Set up 100mb ext2 logical partition at start of extended partition for boot
set up 4096mb swap
set up rest of logical disk as ext4 for /
Install mint on / NO FORMAT
install grub manually as per instructions in previously mentioned guides
reboot and computer cant find a boot device
Any help would be greatly appreciated.