bardolph

cannot boot from usb flash

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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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First place I would look is in the bios.

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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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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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