I have three ssd's (ssd0, ssd1, ssd2). ssd0 and ssd1 have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on them via this procedure in the Ubuntu installer:

Erase disk and install Ubuntu

  • (checked) Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security
  • (checked) Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation

That means I have full disk encryption, LVM and grub2 on ssd0 and ssd1 like this (output from lsbulk):


sdb                       8:16   0 447,1G  0 disk  
├─sdb1                    8:17   0   512M  0 part  /boot/efi
├─sdb2                    8:18   0   732M  0 part  /boot
└─sdb3                    8:19   0 445,9G  0 part  
  └─sda3_crypt          253:0    0 445,9G  0 crypt 
    ├─ubuntu--vg-root   253:1    0   445G  0 lvm   /
    └─ubuntu--vg-swap_1 253:2    0   976M  0 lvm   [SWAP]


sdc                       8:32   0 447,1G  0 disk  
├─sdc1                    8:33   0   512M  0 part  /boot/efi
├─sdc2                    8:34   0   732M  0 part  /boot
└─sdc3                    8:35   0 445,9G  0 part  
  └─sda3_crypt          253:0    0 445,9G  0 crypt 
    ├─ubuntu--vg-root   253:1    0   445G  0 lvm   /
    └─ubuntu--vg-swap_1 253:2    0   976M  0 lvm   [SWAP]

ssd2 has win10 installed on it.

Both grub2 bootloader (grub2 on ssd0 and grub2 on ssd1) recognize win10, but both grub2 bootloader do not recogize the other Ubuntu installation.

Why is that and how can I make it work?

The desired configuration would be that I still have a seperate grub2 on ssd0 and ssd1 and both should recognize the other Ubuntu (as well as win10) such that I can remove ssd0 or ssd1 and still have a a bootloader for the Ubuntu/win10 dualboot. When ssd0, ssd1 and ssd2 are connected, then I simply set in the BIOS which bootloader to use, wheter the bootloader from ssd0 or the one on ssd1.

Some probably necessary information:

  • Partition scheme is GPT
  • Do not know LVM, but others have posted they need the LVM drivers (which you have) and then have to manually mount the LVM to be seen in current install. Then run sudo update-grub But if you have same name/label will that create confusion? – oldfred Oct 6 '18 at 14:48
  • What you mean with "same name/label"? – Ini Oct 6 '18 at 21:13
  • You have two of these: ubuntu--vg-root Do not know if that is an issue or not. – oldfred Oct 6 '18 at 22:37
  • When I'm not using full disk encryption on ssd1, then I can find the Ubuntu on ssd1 via os-prober and update-grub executed on ssd0's Ubuntu. That means the full disk encryption is the issue. Probably a bug? I mean you'd probably want to also find encrypted volumes via os-prober and update-grub. – Ini Oct 7 '18 at 2:49
  • @oldfred: I don't think so – Ini Oct 7 '18 at 2:49

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