Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 with mirror RAID


I've now spent hours trying and failing to figure out how to install Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on my new desktop while setting up RAID as part of the installation.

I tried following the following two tutorials:


Each time the installation ends with a pop-up error saying something about "'grub-install dummy' failed".

It's a PC with a pair of 120gb SSDs. It would be cool to have /boot on the mirror, but not essential. I've tried both that, and having a separate unmirrored /boot partition with the rest of the disk space dedicated to a mirrored root (/) partition (the two tutorials cover both approaches between them).


PS-It's annoying that this isn't yet a simple checkbox option during install, the way home dir encryption became a few years ago. Also, the awesome Alternate distro is no longer available for recent releases.

PPS-I've seen some people say to use 13.04 Server or 12.04 Alternate installer, then upgrade to 13.04 and install a desktop manually (if starting with Server). Is that a straightforward and safe way to end up with the equivalent of having installed Desktop 13.04 in the first place?

Best Answer

  • Install using a Server CD. It's a bit tricky, but it's possible.

    Follow this Ubuntu community tutorial and you'll be just fine.

    Afterwards, you can just add a Desktop.

    Good Luck !!

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