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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Won't log in after fresh install of 13.04 to external HDD [closed]

I'm using a computer with a busted internal HDD so I'm trying to install Ubuntu (13.04, the only live disc I have) to an external HDD, but when it boots to the logon screen and I type my password, or ...
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712 views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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1answer
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old Vaio system, and the biggest problem is the fact that the disc-drive is broken, and there is absolutely no way to make it boot from USB. Having a broken system ...
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Cannot boot from external HDD

Alright guys I'm new here and I need a hand, I've looked at dozens of other posts and nothing has helped me solve this. I'll try to give as much information as possible but if you need more just say ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external hard drive (boots to black screen)

Hey everyone this is my first post here on the askUbuntu forums. I've been an avid Linux user for over a year now but by no means an expert. The problem I'm facing is one I have not been able to ...
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391 views

MacBook Pro boots from 8GB start-up USB, but not from external drive

I have what seems to be an odd anomaly on my hands. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'd like to run it externally. I used my desktop installation of 12.04 and my 12.04 LTS ...
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How to use a pre-installed Ubuntu, which is on an external drive to boot from any computer?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my external hard drive and it works fine on the computer it was originally installed from. But when I attempt to boot the external drive from another computer; all ...
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Days later, cannot get ubuntu to work at all

and I apologize if this is a repetitive question. Unfortunatly I have been trying for the past 2 days to run ubuntu. I've never install/run an OS from a usb or external hard drive before. I have a ...
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Running Ubuntu from external usb 2.0 HDD on MacBookPro 6,2 with i5 processor

I believe this question has been asked but I didn't see any actual answers so I figure I'll ask again and maybe someone will have come up with something. I have installed a copy of ubuntu 10.04 (I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive and make it bootable from any other computer?

As the title mentioned, please give some suggestions?
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1answer
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Ubuntu cannot be booted from external hard disk on another computer

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a external hard disk by using a Windows 8 laptop. I wanted it to be accessible from any other computers. But I found that there were 2 "Ubuntu"s at the boot ...
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3answers
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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0answers
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive(LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac Os X Lion and ...
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1answer
574 views

Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I met is how to install ubuntu in a very tricky enviornment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My OS now is Mac OS and a windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only have 256 ...
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“Fatal! Inconsistent Data (Numbers)”

I installed Ubuntu on my Portable external hard drive. I ran it successfully the first time and played around in it. Afterwards, I shutdown, and removed the portable hard drive and plugged it back in. ...
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1answer
980 views

Installing Ubuntu on and External Hard Drive and boot in a Mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an external drive and I have tried several ways of partitioning the drive and none have them have allowed me to boot up. The one that is featured in one of the ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Installation on External Hard Drive: Failed to install grub in the boot drive

I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux environments and trying to install Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive. I'm installing it from a USB stick and not Live CD. I created four partitions: a 700 MB boot ...
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External USB hard drive not in /dev at boot

I have a Seagate USB external HDD, which is always connected to my server (a re-purposed laptop running Ubuntu Server 12.04). It has one ext3 volume. If the drive is connected when the machine boots, ...
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Running Ubuntu off multiple USB sticks

I know that using USB drives to boot Linux is a slower alternative to HDD's, however, I wanted to know the feasibility of using multiple USB drives to boot. Specifically, I wish to use a single USB ...
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Ubuntu from external Hard Drive Error [duplicate]

I've previously installed Ubuntu 13.10 with the "USB Universal Installer" into a 4gb USB, and it worked fine. Now I want it to be in my old computers Hard Drive so I can save the files and use it as ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu version on external hardrive that shows up in GRUB?

I was wondering, is it possible to have Ubuntu installed on an external harddrive and still have it show up in GRUB? Of course, you wouldn't be able boot the other HDD OS unless it was connected, but ...
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Issues with external HDD

I'm having a problem/issue/doubt with my external hard drive. Basically I used all the time connected to the laptop, and there's a folder in the ehdd where I download all the stuff that I need. ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu isn't booting off of my External HDD [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial on youtube for installing Ubuntu 13.04 on an external HDD. After completion of the installation onto the External HDD, I attempted booting into Ubuntu. Unfortunately, all I see ...
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0answers
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Can I use the same external boot disk to use Ubuntu on 2 different computers?

I have yesterday Ubuntu installed in my notebook, i was on windows when i installed this from a ubuntu cd image into my external HDD. So i got the disc with me in my work office, and I would like just ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.04 on external drive not getting detected by Windows 8 laptop

I have a laptop with Windows 8 installed and an external hard disk with Ubuntu 13.04 installed which I connect through USB. I have installed grub on my external hard drive. Previously I was able to ...
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1answer
340 views

Why is my Hard drive recognised as removable?

I have 2 samsung 840s in my computer, one boot and the other expanded storage but Ubuntu recognizes the second as a removable drive but I want them both to be recognised as internal drives, how do I ...
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Are the problems with installing ubuntu to an external hard drive fixed in ubuntu 13.04?

I have a Macbook Pro that is currently running OSX. I installed ubuntu on a Windows laptop I had lying around to try it out. I liked it a lot but I didn't want to commit any space to it on my internal ...
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1answer
72 views

Installing Ubuntu on a HDD

I recently purchased a 2TB WD MyBook external hard-drive with the intention of installing Ubuntu on it in a way that will allow me to simply plug it in to any computer and boot MY Ubuntu from ...
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2answers
374 views

Transfer speeds - running Ubuntu from external HDD via eSATA

Would it be too slow to run Ubuntu from an external HDD via eSATA or would I not tell the difference?
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1answer
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Booting problem from external hard drive

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an external hard drive using an Acer One netbook (Windows XP) and used the same external disk with another desktop PC (Windows XP). Now it does not load Ubuntu. Instead I ...
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2answers
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Installation to external hard drive - not booting

I have the same problem as Why does my external hard drive not boot I tried all suggested solutions on the web even I removed the internal hard drive and I let the installation use all the external ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu not booting after installing in external hard disk

I have Lenovo z570 laptop with 750GB HDD, 6GB RAM, Intel i5 Processor and Windows 7 installed in it. I also have an external portable USB hard-disk of 1TB. My aim was to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Grub on Macbook

Several months ago I installed Ubuntu in an external 500MB USB disk (and on an old MacBook4,1). with a GPT Partition table and partitioned as following: swap swap an unique ext4 partition for ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu 12.10 difficulties with first time startup on USB external hard drive

Today I decided to finally try out Ubuntu, so I followed the Windows installation guide. I downloaded the Desktop Ubuntu 12.10 ISO for Windows, and used the Pen Drive Linux USB Installer to install ...
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How to make an Ubuntu installation on external HDD boot on any system?

When installing Ubuntu 12.04 to an external HDD using Ubiquity, it installs GRUB2 to that HDD. Such installation works fine on the machine on which it was created, but on any other machine everything ...
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1answer
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Grub2 attempting to boot hd1 when it should boot hd0

I'm attempting to perform a "normal" install on a USB3 SSD (I don't know if it is noteworthy, but I don't have a swap partition). The installation proceeds normally (I'm installing from a USB2 device ...
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1answer
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How to change default boot disk and skip the Grub screen?

I probably did something really stupid. My primary hard drive on my laptop was getting full so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on an external hard drive. When I have the hard drive plugged in, I ...
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1answer
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“Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install/running ubuntu on extarnal HDD with a windows laptop? Ill take you through the steps I did. Sorry if this question has already been resolved, I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on an external drive from a CD but it will not boot. iMac 2011, OSX 10.7.4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to boot Ubuntu from EFI/UEFI? I have followed all installation instructions and partitioned the drive as follows: 475 GB for Ubuntu and its files 25 GB of swap ...
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1answer
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HDIO get identity failed for dev/sdb invalid argument [duplicate]

This failure is on an external hard drive connected by USB. However, it worked flawlessly for several days. Then, one day when I tried to start Ubuntu there appeared a Debian splash screen with ...
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2answers
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Why does my external hard drive not boot

Since the C drive on my dell dimension 4600 has little space left on it, I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB, load Ubuntu to my Iomega 250 GB external hard drive. I used 2gb for mount ...
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1answer
2k views

Boot warning/error message

I have an external 2TB Western Digital hdd (besides my 2 internal hdds, so this makes hime /dev/sdc). After loading grub, I have seen a quick error message. After checking the log file: ...
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Why do I get 'HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed' message when booting with external usb hard drive?

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an external USB (2.0) Hard Drive (/dev/sdb1) but when Ubuntu starts I get a message that says: ata_id[279]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument ...
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2answers
908 views

Boot problems w/ External HDD

I'm having a problem with booting a live image off of a USB Hard Drive. I used Startup Disk Creator to make an Ubuntu 11.10 live image on a partition on my external so that I can use it on various ...
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2answers
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How do I transfer an installation from internal to external USB HDD

I started to use Ubuntu 10.04 on a Laptop booting from an external USB HDD, it worked pretty well after some tweaking (Had to use a separate 1GB Boot partition etc). After a while running mostly on ...