I am trying to install the Ubuntu in external HDD (Transcend Store Jet USB 3.0 1 TB) using the Laptop Latitude E5500 (of course old model).
Laptop is able to detect the Boot device from Pen drive (16 GB Transcend USB 2.0). When i install the Ubuntu in the External HDD, BIOS is giving error message as 'No Boot sector on USB' (if i remember the exact sentence).
I have tried the below ways. I have 2 pen drives (16 GB USB 2.0), one laptop(E5500), one external HDD(1 TB USB 3.0).
Step 1:- Created the Boot-able Linux on PEN Drive using the 'Universal-USB-Installer-22.214.171.124.exe'.
Step 2:- Restarted the PC and Ubuntu is running successfully with Linux in Pen drive.
Step 3:- Install Linux in External HDD (Order of partition ('/boot' : 500 MB; '/' : 120 GB; Swap : 10 GB)). Installation success.
Step 4:- Restart PC, Removed the Pen drive and select Boot from USB mass storage. Error 'No Boot sector on USB' ------ No success.
Step 1:- Created the Boot-able Linux on PEN Drive 1 using the 'Universal-USB-Installer-126.96.36.199.exe'. Restarted the PC and Ubuntu is running successfully with Linux in Pen drive 1.
Step 2:- Boot partition in Pen drive 2 ('/boot' :- 500 MB; remaining space of 16 GB as NTFS partition.) and Partitions ('\' : 120 GB; 'Swap area' : 10 GB) in External HDD. Installation success
Step 3:- Restart PC, Removed the Pen drive 1 and select Boot from USB mass storage. again Error 'boot sector (BOOTMGR) not found. Press Alt+Ctrl+Delete to restart' ------ No success. I think this error is from device Pen drive 2.
Is BIOS has problem of detecting the USB 3.0 HDD or it is not able to detect the large size HDD; i am not sure.
My BIOS version is A19.
Is there any way i can install Linux on Laptop (Latitude E5500). Laptop is running well with Windows 7.
Note: Please no suggestions on change of laptop. As this my Organisation laptop, in which i do not have any control.
I hope all of you have understood my question.
Thanks in advance.