Ok so I know this topic has been gone over quite a bit however I really havent seen much in the way of having to deal with RST / Raid configurations.
My goal is to move away from Windows and to Linux / Zorin as my main workstation.
I already have one of my laptops completely running on Zorin Pro however I want to start really using it on my main system.
I have disabled the secure boot but as I was cautiously moving forward I found out that Zorin said I was running RST and it needed to be turned off. I did check my BIOS and found it was configured to a RAID setup.
In Zorin I seen the option where on install you can pick Run with windows or Something else.
Until I can get it tweaked and everything working on Zorin software wise (I have a couple of games I want to be able to run) then I will need access to both.
So looking for some guidance on the best / safest way to move forward and yes for disaster contingency I have done a back up image.
Grub will be implemented when you install a Linux OS unless you manually change that. Grub will manage bootloading, whether you are booting into Windows or Linux.
So, you do not need to choose a boot manager.
You can if you prefer to.
As to your initial question about RST, I apologize; I failed to notice that part of the question sooner.
That answer gets complex quickly, so I will start with a link that already delves into great detail:
As I understand it, there is a risk of boot issue should the above steps Not be followed.
Follow the instructions to avoid the boot risk.
Fortunately, even if a user faces the issue of non-bootable Windows OS, this is relatively easy to fix and the guide covers that possibility and solution, too.
Since you have seen and read the info- I can only surmise that your actual question is:
"Should I take these risks?"
I cannot determine what is "risky" for you.
What I can say is that life is filled with risks. Many of which are very rewarding if you beat them. In Computers, there are back ups we can make. Redundancies and risk mitigation that in reality - makes doing whatever we do on computers the least risky things we can do in life. The biggest risk in computers comes from not planning ahead, not following instructions or rushing in and doing things without backing up or saving our work.
I don't know how many times I watched a person struggling to decide whether to "accept" or "decline" at a pop up window... With a cigarette hanging off their lip.