Dual boot with dual harddisks: Lucid Lynx - GhostBSD

Asked by Panorain on 2013-03-01

Hello I am running LucidLynx 10.04 with Grub 1.98 installed on the first PATA harddisk. I just installed a second Pata drive then proceeded to install GhostBSD without the BSD boot loader to the second drive. I am a noob so please bear with me I am trying my best. 'Sudo fdisk -l' returns /sda and /sdb as the two listed harddisks.

I am looking to have GhostBSD show up in the Grub bootloader menu each time I start my pc.

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If you run :

sudo update-grub; lsb_release -a; uname -a

What is the output?

Thanks

Panorain (pj-world) said : #2

Hello,

paul@paul-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub; lsb_release -a; uname -a
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-45-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-45-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-44-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-44-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-33-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux paul-desktop 2.6.32-45-generic #104-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 19 21:21:41 UTC 2013 i686 GNU/Linux
paul@paul-desktop:~$

Panorain (pj-world) said : #3

I have an update hopefully it's helpful, I downloaded and installed the ubuntu-zfs package because BSD uses the zfs file system. the command sudo 'zpool import' yields nothing. I have reinstalled GhostBSD on the second harddrive and booted it as a primary drive to insure that is it properly installed. It's a no go as a dual drive system gparted will not recognize the partition type.

Thank you,

Lucid desktop is EOL next month. I suggest you upgrade soon.

Panorain (pj-world) said : #5

I have updated the operating system

sudo update-grub; lsb_release -a; uname -a yields the following output from terminal:

Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-25-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-25-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
done
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux paul-desktop 3.5.0-25-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 25 19:02:34 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
paul@paul-desktop:~$

Panorain (pj-world) said : #6

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.