Ubuntu – My computer’s not starting up without the Ubuntu usb

12.04

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Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my Dell Inspiron 1545 from a usb stick but it is not booting up when I removed the usb from the computer. but it is working when I put the usb in my computer. I want ubuntu to start without the usb. Please can you help me? Thanks.

Best Answer

  • Sounds like grub has been installed to the usb. From your booted Ubuntu system, open a terminal, then use the following commands to install grub to the internal drive :

    sudo grub-install /dev/sdX
    sudo update-grub
    

    Replacing sdX with the actual drive, which will probably be sda, but use disk utility to double check if you are unsure.

    Accidently installed grub to usb

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