Can't boot Back Track from externel hard driv

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August 14, 2011 at 20:32:40
Specs: Back Track 5, 1-2ghz CPU, 1-4gbs of RAM
The tag is wrong up top.... The product is a Seagate GoFlex 500 GB portable external hard drive.

hello, I was wondering why I keep getting a Grub error when I try to boot Back Track (Installed) on either of my laptops, it works fine on my desktop. But I am not able to boot the OS on either of my laptops.

First thing I do is hit the key to get into the BIOS settings and then look for the external hard drive, then I move the bar over the external hard drive and hit enter, the screen then goes black and acts as if it is booting, but then I get,

error: can't find file
grub rescue

This happens on boot laptops, but when I boot on my desktop it works find.... I am not sure why it doesn't work for the laptops....

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August 16, 2011 at 14:17:05
If you can't get grub working, then you don't need to be using backtrack. it will just get you into trouble. Consider a more user friendly distro from

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August 16, 2011 at 15:14:55
Thanks for the help......

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