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#1 Jmax3

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:11 AM

You folks are probably sick of boot trouble,but , heres another one. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu on a external (usb) drive. It installs fine. Every grub install option fails. I tried MBR install,floppy boot,and installed drive boot .

Grub shows both systems upon boot (XPee+Ubuntu)
XPee and recovery on internal drive.
Ubuntu is on external 20gig.(sda1)
I choose 'Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386'

I get graphic loading screen then:

ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist, dropping to a shell


System ( Ubuntu ) was installed to sda1.

What am I missing here?

At least Grub didnt trash my MBR this time.

Thanks for any help .

#2 danleff

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 08:00 PM

It Looks like the kernel is not loading the usb drivers for the drive. Apparently this has been a problem in the new release. See the Ubuntu thread located here.

I don't have a solution, but you may want to post the problem on the Ubuntu forum.


#3 Jmax3

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 11:34 PM

Thank You for the info danleff,

I've been beating my head against the wall for days with this trouble.






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