Ubuntu 11.04 on external USB drive:- /boot not ready error
Asked by: rob addison
Hi, I followed your guide for installing 11.04 on an ext usb drive. I used a small usb drive to install ubuntu on a 500GB drive set up exactly as you suggested on my samsung laptop.
If I try and cold boot, all I get is XP still, if I restart I get a partial boot up except I have to skip ‘S’ as /boot is not ready or not yet present.
If I try the HDD on my intended computer (A DELL), it never evens acknowledges the HDD other than a quick boot error on its way to XP!
If I run the usb stick and try and mount the 500GB drive, it again fails to mount with an input/output error.
Think all I need is a tweak somewhere, but no idea where. HELP?