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Windows 7: An operating system wasn't found

10 Apr 2015   #1
JacksonHogan

Windows 7
 
 
An operating system wasn't found

My hard drive just recently crashed, I got an external hard drive that boots via usb. I want to install ubuntu on it but every time i mount the partitions for the hard drive and then install ubuntu on it, I plug it into my other laptop and boot from it then i get this error message: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any dries that don't contain an operating system. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. Thanks for any help!


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10 Apr 2015   #2
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

hi jacksonHogan
Are you trying to boot the Drive using the USB connector to your laptop? if so, as far as i know it will not work that way.
Just hang for a while, help will arrive.
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10 Apr 2015   #3
JacksonHogan

Windows 7
 
 

Yea, that is what im trying to do. If there is any other way for me to do it please let me know.
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10 Apr 2015   #4
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

you could try this tutorial: UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB instead of installing the ubuntu to your drive.

I just cant help you more. i have posted your problem to the VIP section. just hang for awhile i am sure some experts well come and help you.
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10 Apr 2015   #5
JacksonHogan

Windows 7
 
 

i got it working!
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10 Apr 2015   #6
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Very nice, could you post what did you do for others to see it too.
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10 Apr 2015   #7
JacksonHogan

Windows 7
 
 

Well, what i was doing wrong was that i was trying to boot from the external hard drive and install ubuntu on the external hard drive at the same time, so i got an sd card and installed ubuntu on that then it reconized the sd card and started installing ubuntu.
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10 Apr 2015   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you want to Clean Reinstall Windows 7?
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