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    Boot from external usb hard disk leaves blank page

    Hello.

    I am trying to install (and did so) Ubuntu 12.04 on an external hard drive which I partitioned accordingly. My laptop is running on W.7, and I would rather not change anything on the OS or the partitioning system..that why I chose to install on an external HDD.

    I partitioned the external HDD in a first ntfs partition, one for the ubuntu install and one for swap.

    However even if the installation is complete and I set BIOS to boot from that external hard drive, when I boot all I get is a blank page and nothing happens.

    I tried to run Ubuntu on a live CD and ran boot-repair with the results that will be following.



    Code:
    Boot Info Script 0.61.full + Boot-Repair extra info      [Boot-Info October 12th 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        for (,msdos3)/boot/grub on this drive.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /boot/bcd
    
    sda4: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7: FAT32
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /Hewlett-Packard/BIOSUpdate/CryptRSA.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/BIOSUpdate/CryptRSA32.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/BIOSUpdate/HpBiosUpdate.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/BIOSUpdate/HpBiosUpdate32.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/QuickWeb/CryptRSA.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/QuickWeb/CryptRSA32.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/SystemDiags/CryptRSA.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/SystemDiags/CryptRSA32.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/SystemDiags/SystemDiags.efi 
                           /Hewlett-Packard/SystemDiags/SystemDiags32.efi
    
    sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdc2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdc3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext2
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img
    
    sdc4: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048       409,599       407,552   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2             409,600   923,185,151   922,775,552   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3         923,185,152   968,450,047    45,264,896   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda4         968,450,048   976,771,071     8,321,024   c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    
    
    Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000170586112 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121597 cylinders, total 1953458176 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdc1               2,048 1,236,658,175 1,236,656,128   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sdc2       1,236,658,176 1,498,343,423   261,685,248   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sdc3    *  1,498,343,424 1,936,664,575   438,321,152  83 Linux
    /dev/sdc4       1,936,664,576 1,953,458,175    16,793,600  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda1        8AAAFA95AAFA7CCF                       ntfs       SYSTEM
    /dev/sda2        1E4440CB4440A77D                       ntfs       
    /dev/sda3        FCFA6F33FA6EE8FA                       ntfs       Recovery
    /dev/sda4        5634-256A                              vfat       HP_TOOLS
    /dev/sdc1        4E1AEA7B1AEA6007                       ntfs       My Passport
    /dev/sdc2        385695255694E542                       ntfs       New Volume
    /dev/sdc3        9bf0abb9-8db9-4f5f-9945-6aa52c04ee0e   ext2       
    /dev/sdc4        56aee074-0a5f-43e0-bbae-80079f2c473f   swap       
    /dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS amd64
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sdc1        /media/My Passport       fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sdc2        /media/New Volume        fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sdc3        /media/9bf0abb9-8db9-4f5f-9945-6aa52c04ee0e ext2       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    
    
    =========================== sdc3/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    What should I do?
    Last edited by oldfred; October 16th, 2012 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Added code tags (# in edit menu)

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