This bug is reproduced on Delphi 7 and C++Builder 6 at least (probably in later versions too) when starting Borland make utility. Indeed, the message "Fatal: Command arguments too long" and the real problem are as like as chalk and cheese.
Check the length of your PATH variable. In my case the length was > 400 characters. Deleting some paths reduced the length down to 300-350 characters and solve the problem.
I seem that "fake RAID" term is not really corresponding to actual motherboard design. Indeed, I don't see the differences between Marvell RAID controller implanted into my motherboard and my old Silicon Image PCI SATA 4-port card.
However, Ubuntu 14.04 cannot be installed "by default" in both cases. Follow these step-by-step instructions.
I'm glad to confirm that occasionally bought HP webcam HD 2300 is compatible with Linux Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04. The webcam design is perfect IMHO, the price in Europe (France) is moderate (about 25 euros on retailers like Darty). Good news to linux users.
For testing webcam install and run cheese program sudo apt-get install cheese