View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install Ubuntu on External USB HardDrive

May 25th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I installed Ubuntu on an external USB HD, when I boot with external HD connected I can see the booting list and choose to start Win XP ( internal HD) or Ubuntu ( External)..

When I disconnect the external I got GRUB 21 error and can not boot to any OS.

What should I do to be able to boot XP without connecting the external HD ? or how to perform the installation ?


May 26th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Fix your Windows MBR with you XP installation disk or Super Grub. When you reinstall; disconnect the internal drive or in step 8 go to 'Advanced Tab' and change (hd0) for /dev/xxx, where xxx is your external drive.

May 26th, 2008, 01:07 AM
I wrote a howto for this situation. Click on "Dual" in my signature.
(If you are using ubuntu 8.04 you also need to look at post 14 in that thread)