I'm pretty new to linux and have only had a little exposure to it. From what I've seen I really like it.
What I've done is I have a laptop from my employer that I take with me on business trips. There isn't administrator rights on my account so I can't install much of anything. I'm an avid gamer without a gaming laptop and it kills me when I go on a trip and can't game. I had the idea to install ubuntu to my external hard drive since I can load steam and play my games on the go.
Everything was working great and I have my external hard drive booting into Ubuntu and thought I was well on my way to this idea working....
Problem is that it looks like my Windows partition (the internal hdd) won't boot unless my external hard drive is attached so it can use the bootloader (GRUB maybe?) from the external hdd.
Any help would be awesome. I don't really want to have to take my external drive in to my office just to select the windows partition to boot and i certainly dont want to ask our IT for help. Is it possible to directly boot into windows when the external hdd isn't connected and into the external hdd when it is connected?