Install Ubuntu - Booting from External Hard Drive
elmo at ne.rr.com
Tue Mar 18 00:42:26 UTC 2008
John Doe wrote:
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> I've tried several times to install Ubuntu Server LTS on an IBM 6220
> desktop I have and haven't had any success. I've downloaded the CDROM
> image and burned it to a CD and verified it. I even tested the CD by
> booting my Macbook from the CD. Works fine. But I think something is
> wrong with the CDROM Drive in the IBM Machine because it won't work now
> - - although it did once when I was trying to boot from an un-verified CD.
> So I'm still trying to install Ubuntu. The computer recognizes and
> seems to read my 8GB external hard drive fine so I was wondering if I
> can boot from that. I tried just using the same disk image and putting
> it onto the ex. hard drive but when I try to boot from that I just get a
> blinking cursor. Any ideas on how I can boot and install from an
> external hard drive or how I can get the cd to work? Thanks.
> - - hommeentete
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I've had the same problem trying to boot a cloned copy of ubuntu from
the WD external usb hard drive.
I think the problem is in the command 'root' which selects the boot
partition of the external drive. I haven't been able to determine what
address should be in the root command.
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