Re: Installing Ubuntu on seperate drive
You are overthinking this a bit.
Plug in the SSD, boot the Ubuntu CD and run the installer. When it asks you where you want to install Ubuntu, choose the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" option, taking care that this is the SSD and not the hard disk. It's probably the second option in thr list. It will automatically create the boot menu for you.
If you don't get the choice of operating system when you reboot, try changing the BIOS to boot from the SSD instead of the hard disk. If that doesn't work, do a Google search for Boot Repair for Ubuntu and use that.
Philosophically: A second drive is but a partition stored elsewhere.
Last edited by 3rdalbum; September 23rd, 2013 at 11:49 AM.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.