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Power supply is at fault you need 2Amps for a pi 2 which is why you get the colored screen


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To boot your external hard drive, you can set it as first hard drive in BIOS, or try hitting F12, (or similar), when booting, to get an option to boot it. Once it is running you can access the internal drive using Files, (the file manager like app).


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Short answer is no Ubuntu does not have any hidden settings which will not allow you to run another OS. More than likely your system is using some type of EFI, or your live disk does not detect the correct settings (either EFI/legacy). You could need to make a live disk which has an EFI loader. Normally (with newer distros) when making a live disk with ...


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You can rsync the files to another, but it won't boot (as you've observed). However, it's not difficult to set the new drive to boot after you've copied the files. The exact method depends on which boot loader you want (grub, gummi, etc.), how you've configured your partitions (do you have a separate /boot partition?), if you're using partition tables or ...


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You could try to disable the graphical grub spash. Edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and uncomment # GRUB_TERMINAL="console" (remove the #) after that, run sudo update-grub and see if it helped.



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