I have a new Samsung external USB disk on which I wish to install 3 Linux distros; Ubuntu 12.04, Lubuntu 13.04 and Mint. I have partitioned the Samsung USB drive using Gparted, creating 2 primary and 1 extended partition with the extended partition containing several logical partitions.
So I have
/dev/sdc Samsung 1TB drive
/dev/sdc1 ntfs partitioned
/dev/sdc5 ext2 partition for Ubuntu 12.04
/dev/sdc6 ext2 Partition for Lubuntu 13.04
/dev/sdc7 ext2 Partition for Linux Mint
/dev/sdc8 ext2 Data partition
/dev/sdc2 Linux Swap
I want to allocated to swap space partition to be used by each of the Linux o/s.
The Ubuntu 12.04 Installation failed at the end with error message “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sdc5”
I tried setting the partition to choose /dev/sdc as the partition to install the bootloader into, but the same error message was again the result.
What do I do to get the bootloader to install on this disk ( an external USB drive ) ?
NB the os on the internal drive is Windows Vista.