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    ubuntu usb ext. hard drive


    I was able to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive that connects using a USB connection. This is on a laptop which has BIOS level support for USB, and I have selected USB device as the first boot choice. HOWEVER--I don't think the GRUB ever installed anywhere; when I go to boot, it goes right to windows XP, with no option to select the other device.

    Windows doesn't recognize this device anymore; it's there in hardware manager, but in windows explorer it's not.

    I am VERY new at this, so just saying that I need to add a line or two in some file that's on the drive I can't access is not going to tell me what I need to know.

    Remember, I cannot at this point just get to that drive.

    Any ideas?

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    hi Yangui
    IF you have usb support great...but that is not enaugh
    check this site
    http://syslinux.zytor.com/index.php
    its like a bootloader which supports booting from usb(i hvave knoppix on usb stick key and usb support too.. so im using syslinux...it works fine)

    i hope that helps

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    I didn't see anything at that site about USB drives.

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    take a look on this site
    http://www.howudune.com/knoppix.php
    Prom here i got instructions how to download syslinux and instal it on USB stick key

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    That looks like it may work!

    I'll try it at lunch and get back to you.

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    ok let us know what will happend

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    I don't know how far I'll get with it, since when I plug the drive in, Windows doesn't recognize it in windows explorer. It shows up in the hardware manager, but since it's got a file system windows doesn't understand, windows doesn't know how to display it.

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    I've got the files extracted, but I cannot navigate to the file on the drive where I"m supposed to modify something, because windows doesn't recognize that file system. I'd have to do that on a LInux machine, which I don't have.

    I know there's something really basic missing here, I just don't know what it is.

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    try downloading and booting into live CD like KNOPPIX.U can run it without installation.

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    didn't think about that--that'd allow me to get to that file!

    coming up--update on that.

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