View Full Version : [ubuntu] desktop to laptop migration

April 17th, 2011, 07:14 PM
hey all, i have been using ubuntu for a few weeks from my external hard disk. i boot frm the external using my desktop pc. but now when i use the same external to boot ubuntu using a laptop, it goes to terminal... so i gave startx and it says no display found. any way to solve this? or any way where i can use the ubuntu on my external to both my laptop and desktop?

April 17th, 2011, 11:13 PM
I do this successfully with a large USB stick. The trick is to only use generic video and sound card drivers. This means you may not get Compiz working on a 'generic' install (although Compiz does work on about 1/2 of the systems I boot from using generic in 10.10)

Hope this Helps

The Hedge