View Full Version : [ubuntu] First run following installation, won't boot

September 4th, 2010, 03:44 AM
First off, here's some basic info:

1. Windows 7 installed on hard disk (not really important in this case...)
2. Ubuntu Live Disk installed on miniSD card
3. Want to install Ubuntu (full, non-Live Disk version) onto a flash drive
4. I booted into the live disk so that I could install Ubuntu on an empty flash drive. Installation seemed to proceed OK, though I had to deselect the "install boot loader" or whatever option in the very last step. When finished (after about a half hour) the installer asked me to restart my system.
5. I restarted, pressed F12 to get into BIOS disk selection, selected the flash drive with the new, full Ubuntu installation. All I get is a black screen with a blinking underscore.
6. Tried several more times with no luck.
7. Restart again, this time booting into the Live Disk instead.
8. Checked whether the file/directory structure got installed on the flash drive properly. Everything seems to be there.
9. Began this thread using Firefox.

I'm a Linux newbie, and my question is: How do I fix the new Ubuntu installation so that it boots properly? Nothing gets posted to screen besides the blinking cursor, so I'm at a loss as to where to look.

Thanks much!

September 4th, 2010, 04:20 AM
I'm going to restart the process, as I think I know what I did wrong.