I have a serious problem installing ubuntu on my external hard disk. During installation i press "something else". It says that the external HDD is
/dev/sdc. I install Ubuntu and bootloader there. Everything is fine during installation. When I restart my computer to boot ubuntu it says that grub can't find the partition and shows grub rescue. If I boot from windows and use "easeus partition master", it says that the external HDD is
/dev/sdb. I tried to install ubuntu in several ways but every time I failed. So I thought that the change between the
/sdb must be the problem. Can someone help me?
I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in a Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB using a DVD in the following ways:
Having the internal HDD disconnected
Having the internal HDD disconnected and creating a 500MB /boot partition
Having the internal HDD disconnected and installing bootloader on the linux partition, not the HDD
Having the internal HDD connected and installing bootloader on external HDD
Having the internal HDD connected and installing creating 500MB /boot partition
any other combination of the above
The result is always the same: grub rescue. It says that it can't find the grub location. Through a little search on the internet I found that many people have the same problem with me.
You can install ubuntu on a flash drive but you can't on an external HDD. This is frustrating.