Ubuntu Server + Windows Server in VM on RAID1
I have a setup with two 1TB drives which I would like to run in RAID1. I would also like to to have Ubuntu Server and Windows Server in a VM on this box all residing on this 1TB array.
Is this possible and reliable? Is making Ubuntu Server run on "hardware RAID" (on-board controller) reasonable? Or does dmraid, LVM take care of the array better making it a software RAID?
I setup the array using the controller BIOS and just added both drives to one single RAID1 array, then partitioned approximately as follows:
sda1 200gb ntfs (unused atm)
sda2 32gb swap
sda3 1gb /boot
sda5 767gb logical, rest of linux ext4
--various sizes for / /home /usr etc.
At the moment I can't seem to get Ubuntu to boot following installation.
What do you think? Hard of soft raid?