Can NeoGrub find linux on a USB HD?

kkkkkbruce

New Member
Hi I just installed Ubuntu to a USB HD, but when I use the NeoGrub to find it at boot time - no luck. The system only appears to see my primary drive. Anyone had any luck here? Thanks Kev
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
As of right now. No. NeoGRUB is not configured to boot Linux from a External HDD. You will have to wait for Mahmoud to see this. He might have a fix for you.

Cheers,
Mak
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
NeoGrub can load Linux from an external drive, sometimes - it depends on how your BIOS is configured/built.
 

kkkkkbruce

New Member
my bios is "supposed" to recognize usb drives during the boot process (but I have never had any luck with it) I have an HP Pavilion dv2000t notebook. I even removed the internal SATA drive, and tried to boot with just the external USB drive connected, but bios tells me there is no operating system present. I also did adjust the boot device order and put all the usb devices first. I finally did give up, and cleared out a little space on my main drive for the linux install, and EasyBCD adjusted the boot manager just fine to find it there. But alas, I was hoping to use the external drive as I have more space there! Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You're welcome, no problem.

Another option is to install Linux to the desktop, but point the /home folder to the external drive - that way all your documents, files, settings, downloads, etc. will be stored on the external drive.
 
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