Doh :( My Ubuntu experiment came to an abrupt halt. I chose the “Install under Windows” option which had a nice clean installer, set everything up nicely, a total breeze. I made sure Vista still worked and booted Ubuntu. It started up and everything looked promising … And then stopped at “BusyBox” with an (initramfs) prompt. That post suggests I should switch my SATA from IDE to RAID, but they’re already set to RAID.

Oh well.

Giving Ubuntu a whorl

Thanks for the votes :) I’ve just burned an Ubuntu 8.10 DVD. I’ve got NeoSmart’s EasyBCD installed, I’m going to try installing Ubuntu and seeing if it gives me the option of installing other than to the MBR so the default boot manager is still Vista’s. I really hope I’m not having to reinstall tomorrow :)