I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today from a USB and the install went fine ( I replaced Windows XP with it). But when I tried to restart my computer nothing happened; a couple of minutes later I tried booting it from the USB again and it launched the installed version of Ubuntu. I can remove my USB after that point. Is there anyway for it to boot from just the hard drive or will I keep on having to boot from my USB all the time?
----Originally Posted by wilee-nilee----
Sounds like you have the grub bootloader installed in the usb's master boot record rather than the HD you installed Ubuntu to.
Since you can get to the Ubuntu install boot to it and run these commands. The first is to identify the HD.
You will see something like this, yours will show the the usb as well.
Now I can see that my HD is actually
Then run this to update grub and reboot and grub should show if the HD is first in the boot order in the bios.
----end of wilee-nilee's quote----
(for clarity) last step = first give the command 'sudo update-grub', and after that reboot!
(don't copy the numbers behind sda, sdb etc. : HD's 'identification' is just the three letters, without the number.
I have the same problem. I have to set my computer (bios) to boot from the usb. When I set it to boot from the hard drive, it goes to a blank black screen with a blinking cursor. Then I have to press ctrl+alt+del to reboot and change the settings back to boot from usb. I guess the problem for me might have occurred because I downloaded a program to help me boot from my usb? (unetbootin.sourceforge.net)
FOUND THE SOLUTION TO PROBLEM:
I opened the terminal and typed in exactly what the "wilee-nilee" guy said to type. I boot from the hard drive now