Alrighty alrighty. I've been using the big M operating system quite a lot, but since two months, my internal hard drive died. Of course I'd like to change it, but I have other priorities.
For the moment, I'm using a live USB Ubuntu as a replacement for Windows (even though it's not really convenient not having half of my Windows software) and the truth is, I'm getting quite annoyed by the fact that it does only have a few MB of memory, so I tried to format my EHD, and install Ubuntu on it. From within the live USB (or more likely live SD card) the installation worked really fine, it apparently installed correctly. But when I'm on the boot menu of the BIOS, I can't see either my external hard drive on which is installed Ubuntu, or the other external hard drive. The main hard drive is listed, my Ubuntu live USB is listed, my Kali Linux live CD is listed, but not the EHD. It appears fine when I'm on Ubuntu live USB.
I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Seagate Backup BK+, and my computer is a Packard Bell oneTwo -which model, I don't know-
Also, the Grub is installed on the failing drive, but it isn't at fault, I already tried it, and it just said to me that he couldn't find the hard drive on which was installed Ubuntu.
I got the
no such device: grub rescue error.
I used the default installation process, and I did not partition my drive myself. Maybe that's what in cause. I didn't check, but I'm not sure that I made a swap partition. Except if the installer takes care of it itself.
A screenshot of my hard drives, since I'm not allowed to post images. These are my drives. The 500 GB Western Digital failing is my internal. The CD drive is my Kali Linux live CD. The selected one is the Seagate on which is installed Ubuntu. The 500 GB one is just a hard drive with data. NTFS formatted. The 2.0 GB drive is my live USB SD card.
I hope someone can help me, and thanks anyways.