Below are the steps i did for installing Fedora 9 with Vista Dual Boot. RAID 0 configuration
My Laptop specs
Sony VAIO VNGAR51SU
2X250GB SATA RAID 0 and 1
Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT GPU
Here we go....
How to install Fedora 9 with Vista Preinstalled On RAID 0 Configuration in
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTALLATION FIRST QUICKLY AND MAKE SURE YOU GO
SLOWLY WITH INSTALLATION.. ENJOY..
EasyBCD for Vista..
1. Boot to Vista
2. Click on Start>Computer right click on Computer click Manage
3. Click on Disk Management
4. Right Click on C:/ and click on Shrink and Shrink it Half of C:/
5. Go online and Download Easy BCD and Install it <Don't do anything in
Easy BCD yet>
6. When done insert the CD/DVD and restart
Now Installing Fedora 9
7. Click on Install or Update the system
8. Choose your Language, Keyboard
9. When u reach to Boot Partitioner click on Free Space below and then Click on New and select this option use as ext3, boot root to "/" and click on
Allocate specifc size MB and make sure you leave 512Mb atleast for swap.
Click Ok. then again u will see Free Space with only 512MB left
10. When you have done that click on the Free Space 512MB one then click
New again and use a swap and click on Allocate all the space available.
So you should have atleast 4 volumes and and you are only using Volume003
and Volume 004
Volume003 as ext3 and Volume 004 as swap click Next
11. Let it parititon or whatever it does (NEXT STEP IS IMPORTANT GO SLOWLY)
12. Then this is important when it asks for you where to install Boot
Loader click on change and choose the second option which will be put it on
volume003 and click ok and then click Next.
13. Let the installation finish..
14. When it reboots it will directly go to Windows Vista Dont worry Boot
into Vista Click on EasyBCD open it up.
15. Click on Add/Remove Enteries
16. In there click on Linux tab and It will automatically select GRUB or you
might have to select GRUB on the First Option and also select the partition
you installed Fedora 9 on which will be third option in list it will
clearly say on it make sure u choose third option.
17. Go Back to Main Menu of Easy BCD and you will see Entry 2 showing and
showing the details for Fedora 9 and also showing the Drive C:/
18. Close EasyBCD and Reboot
19. Hopefully you should see two options and select the Second one and it
should boot into Fedora 9.
Hope this Helps it worked for me and i am a Novice user and i have seen
people struggling on RAID 0 for a long time but this installation
procedurer succeded for me so GOOD LUCK.
This should or might work on other RAID configuration give it a try..
If any problems you can email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
. I will try to
help. Also let me know if this works..