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#1 bardolph

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

i have two hdds in my system - primary 160G Windows - secondary 400G Linux partition and NTFS partition : the problem is after introducing the secondary hdd to the system I can no longer boot from usb flash with ubuntu - why is that ?

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:41 AM

First place I would look is in the bios.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Yeah like Berzerk said go into your bios and make sure that you have your boot sequence set properly, after you form a partition for linux it installs a new bootloader (grub 2.0)
and it might change things.

Also a little more info.
Thumb drive size:
Version of ubuntu(i.e. 10.10?):
Any error you might get if you choose your boot as a usb hdd 1
Program you used to make thumb drive bootable?:

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:16 AM

Yeah like Berzerk said go into your bios and make sure that you have your boot sequence set properly, after you form a partition for linux it installs a new bootloader (grub 2.0)
and it might change things.

Also a little more info.
Thumb drive size:
Version of ubuntu(i.e. 10.10?):
Any error you might get if you choose your boot as a usb hdd 1
Program you used to make thumb drive bootable?:



i was wary enough to remove windows primary hdd before installing ubuntu on secondary from cdrom
i use two thumb drives : mint9 2G - ubuntu10.4 8G
i used instructions for thumb drives from pendrive linux
i checked the bios but couldn't see anything altered - where this grub is supposed to change things?




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