black screen with cursor on boot
hello the problem i have is that i am trying to boot ubuntu off of a usb external hard drive. it has 2 partitions but only 1 14GB is used for ubuntu. i have tried the linux live usb installer run from my laptop and that seems to work as the laptop will boot from the hard drive just fine. the system that i want to use it on has no internal hard drive ( its being RMAed now ) so i used the F8 boot menu the bios reads the drive fine but all i get is a black screen with a blinking cursor i even let it run for about 10 mins to see if it would load but it did not. does anyone know what is going on or how to fix it ?