I have a external HDD with 1 GB of memory. I have split it in two partitions: First one (from the start of memory addresses) has about 900 GB, and second has about 50 GB.
I installed linux mint on live usb (16 GB USB stick), restart my laptop, boot from that live USB stick, start installation from shortcut on the desktop.
During installation I splitted second partition (50 GB) to 4 partitions (as I saw in guide):
- Primary partition 10 GB for "/" mount point
- Primary partition 300 MB for "/boot" mount point
- Logical partition 4 GB for swap area
- Logical partition about 35 GB for "/home" mount point
After that I successfully installed linux mint on that partitions (it was
\dev\sdc5), I choose
\dev\sdc2 in installation manager.
After that I reboot my laptop, but In boot menu I can choise only "Internal SSD" or something like "UEFI File system". The second item of menu does nothing. I can only boot from internal SSD.
- On host OS (Windows 7) all drivers are work incorrect (after try to install Linux on EXTERNAL HDD)
- BIOS looks like it was updated with some UEFI stuff. (I have no UEFI before)
- I can see a newly created partitions on my external HDD from Linux live usb, and I can see files on those partitions.
- I can't boot from this partition, coz BIOS doesn't see it.
I think the problem in second partition, because in all guides I can find, uses disk instead of partition during installation (they use
\dev\sdc, and I use
\dev\sdc2), but I do not want to remove all my data on first partition.
I can't see an answer in documentation...