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I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my HP laptop (windows 8.1) running on an external USB Seagate 1TB hard drive.

I have installed Ubuntu on my external USB drive using the ISO file downloaded from Ubuntu's website and when I reboot my laptop I got the option screen of either running Windows 8.1 off my HP laptop or Ubuntu 13.10 from the USB drive.

Ubuntu doesn't boot properly when I picked the Ubuntu option from the dual boot menu?

Any ideas?

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what was shown on the screen while you try to boot ubuntu? – Avinash Raj Jan 3 '14 at 13:47
I don't understand the title. How is the 1TB USB dirve "in a partition"? – Julian Stirling Jan 3 '14 at 13:55
@JulianStirling there, fixed it =). – Alaa Ali Jan 3 '14 at 14:06

Try Unetbootin to create bootable usb drives.

  1. download unetbootin for windows from here.
  2. execute .exe file.after installation,you will see a window like below.
    unetbootin window
  3. now select the iso file from Diskimage option
  4. select appropriate Usb drive and click ok.
  5. the later steps are automatic.
  6. once finished,restart your pc and now boot the usb drive.

Note:- only fat32 partition on usb drive is supported.
if you have multiple fat32 partitions,ensure to select appropriate partition by remembering its drive letter.

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