My hard-drive is dying on me, so I want to use Ubuntu from a flash drive because I really don't need speed or power and I can not replace my internal laptop HDD.
I used this tutorial (pendrivelinux.com) to install the lastest stable Ubuntu .iso to a 16Gb Transcend flash drive.
ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 (good checksum)
As I want to use this install as my main system, I use the options to create a 4Gb persistent place of the flashdrive. I don't want to re-install everything every time I use the flash-drive.
Now, the good news is that everything is working fine and when I restart the computer, I can boot on Ubuntu and use it as I please
after I switch off the computer once, it's impossible for me to start Ubuntu again, the computer can't go further the loading screen. Even if I wait a long time, the computer can't go back to Ubuntu desktop
Can you please help me? My HDD is gonna die one day and I need my Ubuntu back-up up & running!!