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grub can't find normal.mod but its apparently in the directory its looking, help

I tried installing Ubuntu onto an external hard drive but upon boot-up I get an error. The error complains about an invalid external. I tried re-installing my system in case I did something wrong ...
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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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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Running Ubuntu from External Hard Drive

Hey everyone I'm having issues with running Ubuntu 13.10 off an external drive I have hooked up to my laptop (HP DV6 Windows 7) via USB. Anyhow, I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a hard drive which ...
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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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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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How to install Grub on an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I am a complete newbie to ubuntu and despite several online searches, I can't find a solution to installing grub on an external hard drive. Please help!
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Any reason to NOT install both bootloader and Ubuntu to external HDD?

I currently have a dual boot arrangement on my primary (internal) HDD which includes Win7 and Ubuntu. I've also procured a 500 GB external USB HDD and was thinking of installing one or more distros on ...
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Dual booting OS X with Linux on an external hard drive

I have a Mac Mini and I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition on an external hard drive. However, I cannot boot it during start up. I've booted with a rEFInd CD in the drive and it ...
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218 views

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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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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Want 13.10 to boot from external hd overiding grub installed on laptop for 13.04

I have 13.04 multi-booting with win7 on my laptop. I downloaded 13.10 and used unetbootin to make an install flash. When rebooting I booted to the flash perfectly (test but not install mode). I ...
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439 views

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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Want [ubuntu]iso bootable on external hdd as liveCD

---Getting to the point: -Would like to take iso file of ubuntu and put it on my hdd and make it bootable. Not copy from cd. Or use USB. -Strictly take iso, manipulate it onto hdd as live bootable ...
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External hard drive fails to appear after grub rescue issues

Updated some files last night and was prompted to reboot. when I rebooted the computer I was greeted with a black screen and a message stating: error: file not found grub rescue> Did some research ...
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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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331 views

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can't boot into Windows 7 from GRUB, or can't boot into Linux from Windows 7 I have 2 HDD, on 1 I have Windows 7 and on other I have Linux. Both HDD are working properly. Help me to correct dual ...
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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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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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196 views

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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856 views

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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GRUB won't always start when usb hdd present

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 17. I have following issue with my grub loader. When my usb hdd is pluged in, grub won't always load. I have to reset my laptop, and it may ...
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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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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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753 views

invalid extent - grub rescue

TRANSLATION I've Ubuntu 12.04 and ArtistX on a laptop with a external HDD. These work great. After this I installed these in two PC and I get the next message on both: -error: invalid extent. ...
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GRUB2 stuck at rescue console, showing “unknown filesystem” for all partitions

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB drive, where I have a 700GB NTFS partition followed by the new 6GB ext4 partition and a swap partition (all primary). The GRUB MBR is also installed to the ...
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732 views

Triple boot Ubuntu, Windows and Mac problem

I run on an intel core 2 duo late 2009 imac 21.5" I have rEFIt installed which changes boot camp (efi or w.e) to show a triple os boot, mac, windows, and linux. I want to install to my WD Elements ...
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Grub fatal error during installing to external hard drive (sdb)

So I worked out a proper way to partition the external hard drive (see link below) and do the right partitions for ubuntu. However during the install not far from the end, it says the grub or boot ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 is on external HDD, how to boot (using grub4dos), and which initrd and vmlinuz to use?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on external HDD. How can I boot it? I used grub4dos before, and it worked with Fedora distributions. Problem I have now is that I don't know which initrd and vmlinuz files to ...
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768 views

System broken, Grub doesn't load

I have two laptops with Ubuntu 10.04 installed. One of them had a problem; I was not sure if it was a hardware or software problem. Sometimes it would suddenly start working extremely slow (it needed ...