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#1 ThatGuy2142

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:59 PM

I've got a WD 750gb external HDD and i'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 onto it so I can boot Linux from the External, but Ubuntu's installer isn't recognizing my HDD, and ideas why?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:13 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Which port are you using to connect the hard drive to the computer? USB?

You may have better luck if you use a LTS version of UBUNTU such as 10.04 LTS.

I will provide you with the link, but you have to choose 10.04 LTS from the drop down menu because it defaults to the 11.04 version which still contains a few bugs.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

I think that is what I should have done was go with the 10.04 LTS. I went with the 11.04 and had problems. I am working on a live CD right now as nothing else working. I'm not in a hurry as I might have other problems causing these problems. :thumbup2:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

I can speak from personal experience, I used 10.04LTS for a long time with no issues, then I upgraded to another distro, I forgot which one it was now, but it was a later release than 10.04 and was not a LTS version, which removed a lot of the programs that came with 10.04 LTS, then I upgraded to 11.04, that is where I had issues with some menus not remaining open when I clicked on them, specially the Administrative tools menu.

So I re-installed UBUNTU 10.04LTS again. :thumbup2:

Keep me updated on your progress. :wink:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

I actually figured it out. I was trying to install to the same HDD that the install files were on, so yea....Brain fart, so I have 11.04 installed and working but I still have an issue when I boot it up. Before it completely boots up, I get two error messages:

"The disk drive for /boot is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery"

I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I have classes that use it coming up (ITT-Tech) so I figured I would get a head start with it.

I have a couple other questions for anyone that is familiar with Ubuntu (preferably 11.04).

Thanks for all the help guys and gals :)

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:18 PM

I did a complete install. It's all good so far. About an hour and a half, after two and a half waiting ofr the download, but no problem making the live CD no problem with the install. So far so good.




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