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Old 12-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Boot Ubuntu 8.04 from USB hard drive (not flash)


hello,

I took an internal IDE hard drive (25GB)that had ubuntu 8.04 already installed on it out of an old pc.
I placed the hard drive into an enclosure so that it can connect via USB..

I connect the USB hard drive to a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop via USB.
I want to boot ubuntu 8.04 from a usb hard drive
laptop is bootable from usb.
I changed the boot order in the BIOS setup to boot from USB first.


a couple of issues...

it does not boot to the graphical interface, its just boots
to the command line login prompt.
why?

also,
it keeps giving the error message over and over
b43/ucode5.fw not loaded or failed to load


please help, any advice would be appreciated...
 
Old 12-16-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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it does not boot to the graphical interface, its just boots to the command line login prompt. why?
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I took an internal IDE hard drive (25GB)that had ubuntu 8.04 already installed on it out of an old pc
...That had one video card and monitor and the Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop has a different video card and monitor.

Try, not booting in the normal kernel but in Recovery Mode. That has an option: Try to recover xserver. Have a go at that first. If it doesn't work then come back here.

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also,it keeps giving the error message over and over
b43/ucode5.fw not loaded or failed to load
See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=759100
 
Old 12-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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Hello,
arochester, thanks for the advice, I will download that file for broadcom firmware.

I am a newB.
Can you please explain how to boot in recovery mode and recover xserver???

Thanks.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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Also, once you do boot in recovery mode how do you configure for the new monitor and video card?
 
Old 12-17-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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At the boot screen -one of the first things to show up on your screen there is a list of the kernels you can boot into. Don't boot into the top one, that is the one you will boot into by default. Boot into the next item on the list, Recovery .

That has an option, which it clearly show: Try to Recovery Xserver. Choose that option. Then you will see an option to boot normally. Choose that option.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 10:00 AM   #6
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Will Booting to Recovery pick up the new Monitor and Video Card Automatically?
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
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To an extent trying Recovery Mode is an experiment. It may or may not work. The next step might be to try the command
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
 
  


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