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  1. #21
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    lol. I think I just might have fixed it. I don't know lets see.
    I'll get back to you.

  2. #22
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    nope. It booted up but it won't go to the desk top. It only shows that terminal look.

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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    That would be great.

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  4. #24
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    So if I want to instal it on my second partition on my computers harddrive but I don't want it to boot at all unless I manually boot it. How would I go about doing that?

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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    Back to post # 16

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  6. #26
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Fix your Windows MBR with Super Grub. Start from scratch and follow my instructions.
    That? I fixed it but what instructions?

  7. #27
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    distortedvortex: You are almost there. There is just one more thing to do. Namely edit "menu.lst":

    First you need to boot into Ubuntu. You can use Supergrub for that, or do this


    Boot from the USB drive. At the Grub menu select "ubuntu", but do not press "enter", press "e" instead. At the new screen press "e" again. You get a line which looks like

    root (hd1,0)

    although the numbers might be different. Change the first number to "0", but do not change the second number:

    root (hd0,0)

    Press "enter" and then "b" to boot.


    This will boot you into Ubuntu.
    Type

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Look for the line

    #groot (hd1,0)

    Again change the first number to "0", but to not change the second number:

    #groot (hd0,0)

    Save the file.

    Back in the terminal change type

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Reboot from the USB drive and you should be able boot into ubuntu without any problems. If this worked, I'll show you how to edit "menu.lst" so that you can also boot into Windows from the Grub Menu.
    Last edited by meierfra.; June 2nd, 2008 at 02:50 AM.

  8. #28
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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    Ok went through changed the number to zero but when I do that it comes up with an error saying it count mount the partition.

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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    Ifr this is a Desktop: install with all internals disconnected.

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    Re: Running on a USB drive

    I'm actually running it on my laptop, I'm using my desktop right now.

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