Formatted internel hd?

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    I Just installed ubuntu on my external hard drive. I had to format my
    external to ext format. It worked fine and ubuntu installed fine. I restarted
    and grub bootloader came up and I clicked windows vista launcher. The only
    thing that came up was gateway recovery. What the hell happened? I never
    touched my internel drive.
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    Can your BIOS see the external hard drive? Grub probably doesnt know what's out there anymore. I've never seen anyone install an OS on an external hard drive....
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    Well it boots great off the drive! But where do I go to check it in my bios? I know how to get to bios bit where to check it?
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    I couldnt tell you, it really depends on who makes your chipset.

    Either way, how did you install Ubuntu? Did you let it manually chose partitions or what?
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    Well I had to choose to erase everything off my external drive and then installed to that.
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    And the boot partition is on the external?
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    as in grub? Yes Without my external in in just says grub recovery
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    Sounds about right. You cant put the /boot partition on the external and expect everything to be OK without the external plugged in....
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    Yea I figured that lol but even when I do have it plugged in the only option to boot with windows is gateway recovery.
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    Again, probably because you borked the boot loader, and it doesnt know where anything is on your hard drive.
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    So if I find it in bios will it all be ok? Or have I ****ed up?
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    I dont know how the Windows bootloader works. I would assume that since the partitions are still there, you can recovery, but I couldnt tell you how.
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    Alright maybe I could install a new bootloader somehow? I don't really know
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    I'd start with Super Grub Disk, and see what you can do for yourself.
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    Thanks for your help. I'll give it a whirl
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    Didn't work.