I tried to install ubuntu 32 bit in the following way: On a hard disk, I have two partitions, one ext4 with / as the mount point (300 GB) and a swap partition with 4 GB. I told the installer to install GRUB on a USB stick (12 GB FAT32 Partition) In the first attempt, when rebooting I got the error message attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd2', which is the USB stick I guess. In the second attempt, even the installation of GRUB failed. What did I wrong?
My system is a dell inspiron 6000, and I'd like to maintain simple windows boot with the built-in hard disk. I installed a second HD in the dvd bay, and my idea was to boot from that HD with GRUB on a USB stick. When I remove the stick, the system will boot windows without loading GRUB at all.