USB boot problem flashdrive and hdd installed linux
Have installed few distros on USB hadd and flash drive.
(NOT liveCD and liveUSB).
IDEA was produce MOBILE-PC on 8GB flash drive and give friends and relatives as INTERESTING gift.
Started dual boot on a SAMSUNG hdd.
Installed UBUNTU10 and opensuse12 32bit = OK
Then had to change my laptop with a new HP dv7.
What I did: Get a 8GB fast USB 3.0 flashdrive
Use GPARTED (4GB ROOT-3.5GB HOME and 500MB SWAP).
Disconnect HDD and install 64bit on FLASHDRIVE.
Only FUDUNTU is succelfull at this time.
SUCCESFULL on both flashdrive and usb-hdd
UBUNTU and MINT unsuccesfull.
Have been trying all I found in web to fix them.
Have been tryıng to change grub options.
Download and run boot repair tool etc etc.
All I get a flashing cursor or if press shift key
"GRUB loading" message.
UBUNTU 11.10 tested on USB HDD unsuccesful.
My QUESTION is: If we can boot using liveUSB we should
be able to boot after installing distro.
HOW CAN I use boot loader in liveUSB to boot my installed flashdrive?.
I have several flash drive partitioned.
I have a FUDUNTU installed GOFLEX usb 3.0 HDD.
I am a retired old fellow and lot of free time to try all reasonable suggestions.
Last edited by oldrifle; 04-21-2012 at 02:21 PM.