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Thread: Ubuntu boots only from USB stick

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    Ubuntu boots only from USB stick

    Hi All,

    Previously I had Windows 7 installed on my system and I was not really happy with it. so I decided to move to Ubuntu some time back.

    I installed Ubuntu by creating the bootable USB stick. Followed the steps as explained in following link for windows OS:-
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    I was able to replace Windows7 successfully with Ubuntu 12.04.

    The only problem, I am facing now is:-


    • Now my lappy boots only from the USB stick from which I installed Ubuntu OS.
    • I even tried changing boot order, to boot it from internal hard drive, but that does not work.
    • I know that I am missing some very basic step here so that I don't need to plug in USB drive every time to boot my lappy, but I am not able to find out.


    Please help me with it. I want to boot my laptop now without USB drive. Please suggest me the solution for it.

    Thanks in advance..

    Vikas Dhyani

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    Re: Need Urgent Help in Ubuntu installation.. please!!

    Boot your installed ubuntu as you would using the usb

    Now open a terminal and do

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Code:
    sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    reboot without the USB
    Ubuntu Member Always something different. Promoting Ubuntu and System 76 at TUXPC

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    Re: Need Urgent Help in Ubuntu installation.. please!!

    Is it possible that you never really installed Ubuntu on your local drive and just run it from the USB? The instructions link explain how to create the distribution USB but not how to create local installation. Once you have the Ubuntu USB stick ready and you boot from it you should get a selection table and you need to move the cursor to the 3rd line that says something about installing the ubuntu and follow with series of questions about the installation process, only after you are done with this process you actually have Ubuntu installed on your system otherwise you keep running it from the USB.

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    Re: Need Urgent Help in Ubuntu installation.. please!!

    Without the USB drive inserted, does the computer boot into Windows 7?

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    Re: Ubuntu boots only from USB stick

    How exactly did you replace windows 7?
    The Tim Taylor of Ubuntu!

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    Re: Ubuntu boots only from USB stick

    the simple way is that you delete partition and install fresh install of ubuntu

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    Re: Need Urgent Help in Ubuntu installation.. please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Boot your installed ubuntu as you would using the usb

    Now open a terminal and do

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Code:
    sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    reboot without the USB

    Thanks a lot carl..!
    This was really useful and worked like a Charm..!
    Thanks again...

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    Re: Need Urgent Help in Ubuntu installation.. please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by vdhyani View Post
    Thanks a lot carl..!
    This was really useful and worked like a Charm..!
    Thanks again...
    You are most welcome
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