NTFS HardDrive

  • swanniebroo
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok,
My problem is.
I have installed Hardy Heron onto my External HardDrive (it's new :)
So, I boot up, and yes, my BIOS does allow USB Booting.
But
But
BUT
It says:

NTLDR Missing.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.

So, now I'm thinking, maybe this is because my file system is NTFS.
Right, so I go to change it, using Windows XP built in Util.
And the only option it is giving me is NTFS. Why?

And, btw, I installed ubuntu using UNetbootIn, because my DVD drive is stuffed, and I am too poor to afford a new one :grin:

If anybody here no's a way for me to make the active partition on my External bootable, like the live CD, I would LOVVEEEEEEEEE to know.

Thanks
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The reason you only have an NTFS option in xp is because XP only supports fat32 and ntfs, but not ext3 or any of the other linux-type formats. I think if you can save your pennies and get a new dvd drive, then repartition, reformat, and reinstall to the external drive you should be good to go.
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don't worry.
i am typing this message from Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 5

on Ubuntu :)

yeah, i used WUBI
it works a treat.
and I think it has actually installed itself to my external, because thats where the virtual drives were before.

Thanks for your help

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