Hello, I am a complete beginner at Linux, so please bear with me.
I want this USB external hard drive, a WDC 250GB (branded Acomdata), to become my "portable office", as I switch between three or four computers very frequently. To be able to just plug this into a computer, modify some BIOS boot settings and start working, is very important to me.
I have installed Linux on an external hard drive using a Live CD. I followed pretty much all the in the installer, only at the last step (I believe it is when you are reviewing your install options), I clicked "Advanced..." and set the GRUB setting (I forget what it is now) to (hd2), my external hard drive.
My problem is that when I boot up the computer (ASUS motherboard), and when it boots from the USB external, I get a full screen of "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB..
" I have looked around to see what the cause of this is, and the result is that this was an Auto-Detect issue. However, I believe that with an external hard drive, this is not the case.
My BIOS has two settings for a USB drive under the Removable Devices category:
I believe this is all I have done. If you want my menu.lst file or devices.map, just please ask.