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Old 02-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Missing partition after installing Ubuntu on external drive

I am keen to start using Ubuntu and have installed it on one of 4 partitions on my new 1 TB external HD. I got to the reboot stage where I was expecting a new boot screen where I could decide to use either XP or Ubuntu. But there is no mention of Ubuntu just XP and the volume I installed Ubuntu on has disappeared. I can find the other 3 volumes on My Computer.
Help would be appreciated.
Old 02-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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Did you install grub? grub is used by linux to help boot the system. As for the not seeing the partition windows does Not support Etx 4 type of format.

That may help you

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Old 02-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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Hi Animeman,
Many thanks for your information. No I dont think I have installed Grub. I will try this.
My son was able to get the Ubuntu option on his netbook so I know I am not far from accessing Ubuntu.
Regards T.
Old 02-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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boot sequence

use [del] or F12 or others to get a menu (maybe in bios use boot sequence first USB)

then choose USB to first boot


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