Install Ubuntu - Booting from External Hard Drive

Travis Smith ts0384 at
Tue Mar 18 18:54:35 UTC 2008

Is your boot order set to cdrom first? You said at one time you were able to
boot off a unverified cd I dont know what that means but can you do it
again? 8GB external is pretty dinky, if anything take it out of the external
shell and install it directly into the comptuer. Try another cdrom drive if
you have one laying around.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 5:38 PM, John Doe <hommeentete at> wrote:

> Hello,
>        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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