For the same computer that I tried fixing Windows XP on, though the installation was successful, it kept blue screening so I've decided to switch to Ubuntu.
The problem is that Ubuntu is also having trouble with my Intel Matrix Storage Controller (the controllers were ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller, ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller, Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset, or Mobile Express Chipset on Windows XP). When I type
sudo fdisk -l it says something along the lines of (if I can get the output on a flash drive I'll update the output):
/dev/sda 160 GB /dev/sda Does not have a valid partition table. /dev/sdb 160 GB /dev/sdb Does not have a valid partition table. /dev/mapper/abc_defghijk_RAID 160 GB /dev/mapper/abc_defghijk_RAID Does not have a valid partition table.
So... Ubuntu recognizes both the member disks of the RAID and the RAID disk itself. Even stranger was that I accidentally burned 12.04 onto a disk when I meant to burn 12.10 so I installed Ubuntu twice (first 12.04, then 12.10), resulting in a sum of partitions greater than 320 GB.
How do I make Ubuntu only recognize the RAID array, and can I get a name other than the random numbers and letters under mapper?