Re: Bootable drive - help!
Um... a few questions:
1. Why not install Linux to the 2TB drive or partition it down to install Linux on like 200GB or that? Depending on what you want to do you technically only need an 8GB drive.
2. You used UNETBOOTIN to create the drive, you could try Universal USB Installer to see if that would help.
3. Persistence, I believe if I read correctly you figured it out, if not; persistence is a way to keep your settings, files, installed apps, etc. in a Live environment. It is NOT the same as installing Linux to the system itself.
Do you have a 1GB+ thumb drive? It may be better to use that as I'm not sure but I get the feeling the 2TB drive may have some issues, that way you could install it to the 2TB drive. Be careful of the partitioning though and make sure it doesn't install to the internal drive if you do do this.
Another thing you can try is when you choose to boot from the external and the options come up you should be able to press a key to modify the boot parameters where you can remove the line quiet from the end. This will allow you to see the output upon boot .I think it's F6, a menu will pop-up hit escape to close the menu then move the cursor and delete the word quiet and try booting that way.
Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.