So that few days I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my external hdd (I have two and have tried installing on both of the them). As soon as the installation is done it says I have to restart which I do.
This then boots into Windows because that's what is on my internal ssd and what is set for default. So I restart again and go to the boot options and the external drive doesn't show up.
After the first time I tried installing I now get Ubuntu as a boot option whether a drive is plugged in or not. I've tried booting with that both with an hdd plugged in and without Grub pops up saying something like to the effect of limited commands are available at this time.
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. I just want to have a working Ubuntu hard drive.