I've been meaning to familiarize myself with Linux for a while now, and with the release of Ubuntu 7, I decided there was no excuse not to anymore, given that it's free and more user friendly than ever. I tried to create a dual boot structure, and was all set to install Ubuntu, when it froze each time after the initial splash screen with the "loading bar". I'm pretty sure the problem is that my hard drives are in a RAID 1 array using an on-board RAID driver From what I've read about Ubuntu and fakeraid, is that it is possible to install Ubuntu on an existing RAID 1 array, but it is difficult and usually ends in disappointment. So my questions are: 1) is it worth it? I would really like to check it out and play with it for a while - maybe even switch over. However I'm not willing to spend days setting it up and troubleshooting, nor am I willing to buy an extra harddrive just for it. 2) Is there another Linux distro that would be better suited to an existing RAID 1 array? Thanks in advance for any advice!