installing linux of any variety on usb hard drive.
hello everybody, am hoping someone can assist me. I bought a 250 gig usb h/d with the idea of installing up to 3 different o/s on it. My bios says I can boot from an external h/d which I did. I had partitioned the h/d into 4 bits,hoping to install into the first partition. However, Ubuntu only recognized the whole h/d,no worries, I installed anyway. When however I started up I got the usual screen asking me to indicate which o/s to run. Obviously, I chose Ubuntu. which loaded. However, when I finished and shut down, I detached the external h/d to boot back into Vista, and got the usual boot loader error. What I really need to know is how I alter the boot-up sequence so I can boot into Vista without attaching the h/d (external) Is this possible or is the boot loader actually resident in my laptop? Otherwise I have a 250 gig h/d which I can only use for storage purposes, which is'nt what I really bought it for. Please help, thank you everybody. Chris Yarker