[ubuntu-za] installing ubuntu on a usb 120gig samsung hard drive

Jan Groenewald jan at aims.ac.za
Sun May 7 09:27:52 BST 2006


On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 11:10:44PM +0200, Dimitri Mallis wrote:
>    hi list
>    has any one tried to install ubuntu onto a external usb hard drive. i went
>    thru the entire install process fine, then when it boots everything seams
>    well. it shows the bit map ubuntu image and cross bar loading stuff...
>    then a message pops up
>    /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
>    this sounds quite simple. it would seam that all i need to do is turn job
>    control on, but im not sure how to do that
>    i would apreciate any help

Can you boot in single mode? Try booting the recovery option in the


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