• (SOLVED) Installation don't recognizes other LInux distros


    Hello: (sorry for my bad english) Congratulations for this great linux! I want to talk about an issue with multiboot installation. I have 5 different distros, cause like to probe desktop enviroments, package managers and so. I’ve installed (in my Asus Notebook with I3, 320 GB HDD, 6 GB RAM) ANTERGOS; in a 40 GB , non empty partition; indicating EXT4 FORMATING and / mounting point in the process. Then, surprise me, when booting; that only Antergos was in GRUB display. No other entries! I solved the issue, in console, with " sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg" and reboot. But, why the installation process don’t have recognized the other distros-partitions, automatically? And, I don’t know if 5GB SWAP partition was (console command for it?)

    Thanks a lot!
    Alex

  • Hello: (sorry for my bad english) Congratulations for this great linux! I want to talk about an issue with multiboot installation. I have 5 different distros, cause like to probe desktop enviroments, package managers and so. I’ve installed (in my Asus Notebook with I3, 320 GB HDD, 6 GB RAM) ANTERGOS; in a 40 GB , non empty partition; indicating EXT4 FORMATING and / mounting point in the process. Then, surprise me, when booting; that only Antergos was in GRUB display. No other entries! I solved the issue, in console, with " sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg" and reboot. But, why the installation process don’t have recognized the other distros-partitions, automatically? And, I don’t know if 5GB SWAP partition was (console command for it?)

    Thanks a lot!
    Alex

  • Hi,

    There is a bug in os-prober that causes it to hang when trying to umount. We are currently looking into ways to work around the issue

    Best Regards,
    Dustin

  • And how can I confirm, via Console; if Swap partition was recognized and is functional?

    Thaks a lot!
    Alex

  • Open your task manager (In gnome its gnome-system-monitor) If swap is shown in the resources tab then its functional. If it’s not shown then…well you get the idea

    Cheers!

  • Ouch! Very simple!

    OK
    Thanks

  • @“lots.0.logs” said:

    Open your task manager (In gnome its gnome-system-monitor) If swap is shown in the resources tab then its functional. If it’s not shown then…well you get the idea

    Cheers![/qu

    Swap no available! Can I solve this “problem”?

  • What is the output of

    sudo fdisk -l
    
  • @“lots.0.logs” said:

    What is the output of

    sudo fdisk -l
    

    [/quote

    Disk /dev/sda: 298,1 GiB, 320072933376 bytes, 625142448 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x000b24ed

    Disposit. Inicio Start Final Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 80001023 39999488 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 80001024 90001407 5000192 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 * 90001408 173887487 41943040 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 173889534 625141759 225626113 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 173889536 255809457 40959961 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 255811584 333703167 38945792 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 333705216 543221759 104758272 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda8 543223808 625141759 40958976 83 Linux

  • Okay, need to see what you have in /etc/fstab

    Cheers!

  • @“lots.0.logs”:ecnot294 said:

    Okay, need to see what you have in /etc/fstab

    Cheers![/quote:ecnot294]

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use ‘blkid’ to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    #
    UUID=9d8a52d4-30c8-4dfa-bce1-f79e21eb607b / ext4 rw,defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
    /dev/sda7 /home/alex/DATOS ntfs-3g quiet,defaults,umask=0,noexec 0 0

    Thanks for your time…

  • Systemd should detect your swap partition automatically. For some reason that is not happening. Try using gparted to reformat the swap partition. You will need to do it from another OS or the live image. After you reformat the partition as swap, check to see if it is activated automatically. If not, you can try adding it to fstab like this:

    /dev/sdaX none swap defaults 0 0
    

    Best Regards,
    Dustin

  • @“lots.0.logs”:12shaa4t said:

    Systemd should detect your swap partition automatically. For some reason that is not happening. Try using gparted to reformat the swap partition. You will need to do it from another OS or the live image. After you reformat the partition as swap, check to see if it is activated automatically. If not, you can try adding it to fstab like this:

    /dev/sdaX none swap defaults 0 0
    

    Best Regards,
    Dustin[/quote:12shaa4t]

    Ok. I`ll try.

    Regards

  • I had the same problem myself. You need to add a line in your /etc/fstab. This line should be

    \#UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx none swap defaults 0 0
    

    What you will put in place of xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx , you will find giving the command

    sudo blkid | grep swap
    

    For example, I have

    /dev/sda3: UUID="1e43e970-2d50-41d4-8c8c-47bd9b554869" ENGINE="swap" PARTUUID=000 4e084-03"
    

    So, I should add the line

    \#UUID=1e43e970-2d50-41d4-8c8c-47bd9b554869 none swap defaults 0 0  
    
    

    to my /etc/fstab.
    You save the line, get restarted and you are ready to…KISS!

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • @"George said:

    I had the same problem myself. You need to add a line in your /etc/fstab. This line should be

    \#UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx none swap defaults 0 0
    

    What you will put in place of xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx , you will find giving the command

    sudo blkid | grep swap
    

    For example, I have

    /dev/sda3: UUID="1e43e970-2d50-41d4-8c8c-47bd9b554869" ENGINE="swap" PARTUUID=000 4e084-03"
    

    So, I should add the line

    \#UUID=1e43e970-2d50-41d4-8c8c-47bd9b554869 none swap defaults 0 0  
    > 
    

    to my /etc/fstab.
    You save the line, get restarted and you are ready to…KISS![/quote:3c35bqgc]

    Thanks you, too. I`ve aplied this, in my Korora 20; cause in that distro, Swap was not autodetected either. And all worked fine

  • Glad to hear!

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

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