I got a 16GB Flash Drive and turned it to a bootable USB with Pen Drive Linux using the 13.04 64 bit iso. I then booted from it and went to the setup procedure and installed it on a 500 GB external hard drive with no swap space, it was completely formated. Once installed I rebooted to the external hard drive, I waited several minutes only to see no progress and only a blank screen. Please help.
When you install on the external drive, the simplest way to install it would be to make two partitions. First: Make a
swap partition. This needs to be >= the amount of physical RAM you have installed to your computer. Second: Make the remaining memory an
ext4 linux partition, and set it's mount point to
/. Choose the ext4 linux partition and install. Then, set your bios settings accordingly and boot into your new bootable linux drive.