On the dual boot option screen I choose Ubuntu and only get:


I want to get into Ubuntu and start learning it a bit but am stuck. What would be the best way to fix my problem?

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    Can you change your title to more closely resemble your question? It should definitely have something about the grub prompt. Jan 23, 2011 at 15:23

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Next time I need to pay attention to where I install Ubuntu. If it is on an external media, like in this case, I either need to leave the drive plugged in, although I dont believe you can readily boot an OS via USB, or install Ubuntu locally.

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    "I dont believe you can readily boot an OS via USB" - have u tried?
    – tshepang
    Jan 23, 2011 at 8:18

I can't comment yet, so I'm answering here. You can most definitely single-, dual- or multiple-boot OSs from a USB drive*. What do you mean "install Ubuntu locally?

*As long as the BIOS supports booting from USB of course. All modern BIOSes support this. If you have a BIOS which does not, boot off the Plop Boot CD which then provides USB boot support.

  • Locally I meant on the current hard drive I was using. I was able to fix the issue though. I appreciate the comments. Jan 25, 2011 at 19:52
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