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dual boot with linux

Postby paolo » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:26 pm

I like to install GhostBSD 3.5 Mate I dual boot with Antix Linux but I don't know how to do it.
From the installer of GhostBSD I don't understand how to create or resize my laptop's hard disk
to create a new slice for linux... and from linux is no possible to work on the GhostBSD slice.
Can you help me please ?
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby A-dog » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:51 pm

download something like aptosid live cd, it has gparted which will resize your partition. If you use a uefi mainboard you could use its bootloader. Othewise,
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update-grub
, there is also for the uefi boards
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efibootmgr
that should be ran in linux.
As far as looking at the contents of other systems, or different HD's, I'm still trying to understand how. I'm not having much luck with fstabs or mount cmd.
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby paolo » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Thanks A-dog

but I don't understand how resize the GhostBSD slice.
In the Gparted site (http://is.gd/M6y3Tb) is is write is not possible to shrink the Zfs partition :shock:
and ,to be honest... I don't know what to do

My laptop is a Hp Compaq NX 6310 (year 2005)
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby A-dog » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:53 pm

good point
wasn't thinking
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby ericbsd » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:14 pm

I its hard to say how to use Gparted when it is linux only, it will be essayer to know what you really want to with precise detail.

The installer of GhostBSD only support creating BSD partition if you want to re size a Linux partition you will have to do it before. If you confuse how to create partition on GhostBSD use the option auto label it will be easier.
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby paolo » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:10 pm

Hi Eric,
I like to create a dual boot system whit GhostBSD 3.5 Mate and Antix Linux on my laptop.

I have make some experiments today:

1) if I install Linux and I resize his partition, when I run the GhostBSD installer the installer see only the entire hard disk,
and not the single partition.
2) If I install GhostBSD I can't resize the Zfs partition using Gparted or another similar program.
3) If I create 2 partitions using Gparted before install the 2 OS the GhostBSD installer see only the entire hard disk,and not the single partition.

After all these esperiments I have now installed only GhostBSD :)

Please excuseme for my bad english :oops:
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Re: dual boot with linux

Postby ericbsd » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:46 pm

First GhostBSD install only from ufs.
If you want to install both Linux and GhostBSD, I recommend you to install GhostBSD first on the haft of the disk and install antix after and modify your linux grub to boot GhsotBSD.
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