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So I've installed Ubuntu 12.4 LTS today on a separate hard disk drive. It works great, but I can only see my Lion HDD in Chimera. He doesn't recognize my Ubuntu HDD.

Is it a bug or doesn't Chimera recognize EXT4 formatted HDD's? If so, is it going to be supported in one of the future versions of Chimera?
 
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GXGOW said:
So I've installed Ubuntu 12.4 LTS today on a separate hard disk drive. It works great, but I can only see my Lion HDD in Chimera. He doesn't recognize my Ubuntu HDD.

Is it a bug or doesn't Chimera recognize EXT4 formatted HDD's? If so, is it going to be supported in one of the future versions of Chimera?
It isn't a Bug. You don't have to install Grub into MBR. Install it into the Linux Partition and Chimera will see your Linux Drive
 
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This may sound like a dumb question, but how do I remove and reinstall it into my Linux partiton? I'm a little scared to damage my MBR :S
 
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Actually, what you're saying, doesn't make any sense. It's automatically installed in the MBR for that partition. After looking around on the forum, I've seen this post:


MacMan said:
ext4 is NOT supported and I don't know if anyone is working on it.

I guess that I need to wait until there is a Chimera update that does support the EXT4 file system.
 
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GXGOW said:
Actually, what you're saying, doesn't make any sense. It's automatically installed in the MBR for that partition. After looking around on the forum, I've seen this post:


MacMan said:
ext4 is NOT supported and I don't know if anyone is working on it.

I guess that I need to wait until there is a Chimera update that does support the EXT4 file system.
It works fine here and on other Peoples Hacks. Only annoying thing is, a bootloader loads a bootloader. Chimera see the the Ubuntu Partition after that, and if you select it and hit enter, it loads Grub and you're in the Grub Menu. From there you're able to select and boot into your Ubuntu. ext2, ext3 and ext4 isn't supported native by OS X, that's right.

Just an example. If your Ubuntu Partition is /dev/sda2, then on Ubuntu in a Terminal type:

sudo grub-setup /dev/sda2
sudo grub-install /dev/sda2
sudo update-grub
 
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I've tried your terminal commands (I've replaced sda2 with sdb because that's my Ubuntu hard drive) and the installation was succesful, but Chimera still doens't recognize my Ubuntu drive.

Btw I had to install it on the whole Ubuntu drive because terminal couldn't install it on one partition.
 
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GXGOW said:
Btw I had to install it on the whole Ubuntu drive because terminal couldn't install it on one partition.
The above mentioned was just an example. You have to make sure you find out the correct Partition. It must work...for example...in a Ubuntu terminal type:

cat /proc/partitions

you should see an output like this

  • major..minor..#blocks..name

    ...8........0...20971520....sda <-> Physical Drive
    ...8........1...18874368...sda1 <-> Partition1 - Linux Partition /
    ...8........2.........1.........sda2 <-> Extended Partition
    ...8........5....2094080....sda5 <-> Partition5 in Extended - Linux Swap

type sudo fdisk -l

you'll see something like this

/dev/sda1 * 2048 37750783 18874368 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 37752830 41940991 2094081 5 Erweiterte
/dev/sda5 37752832 41940991 2094080 82 Linux Swap / Solaris

So, if i would like to install Grub into the Linux Partition, i have to type

sudo grub-setup /dev/sda1
sudo grub-install /dev/sda1
sudo update-grub

Probably you have to type /dev/sdb1
 
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That's what I tried first, but it wouldn't let me install it on a partition. It said that it was dangerous. When I tried to install it on the whole drive (/sdb in my case), it worked.

Have I mentioned yet that Lion and Ubuntu are on 2 separate drives.
 
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GXGOW said:
That's what I tried first, but it wouldn't let me install it on a partition. It said that it was dangerous. When I tried to install it on the whole drive (/sdb in my case), it worked.
You must ignore that warning and install it anyway. There is a command flag to force it.
Have I mentioned yet that Lion and Ubuntu are on 2 separate drives.
Yes
 
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It works now. Chimera now shows my Ubuntu drive.
The only thing I have to do is enable read/write on my Lion drive in Ubuntu, but I'll do that on my own. Thanks :thumbup:
 
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