View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Creating a bootable partition on external hdd

November 9th, 2008, 04:08 PM

I'm trying to install eeebuntu on my eee pc.

I created the bootable installer but the pc won't start the installer.

All I get is a black screen with a blinking "_".

The bootable partition has a boot flag.

The only thing I can come up with as reason for it not booting is that it is not the first partition.

Take a look at the gparted screenshot.

Could that be the problem?

November 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Yes, it had to be the first partition in order for it to boot from it.