Install Ubuntu - Booting from External Hard Drive

rpowersau at gmail.com rpowersau at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 00:53:21 UTC 2008


Have a look at these:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent
http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-usb-bar


On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:42 AM, elmo <elmo at ne.rr.com> wrote:

> John Doe wrote:
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> > Hello,
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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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Regards,
Russ
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