I am currently a newbie to Linux and am trying different distos. I have an Asus EeePC which came loaded with windows xp. I installed Linux Mint on the HD with windows. And it works OK.
Now I have tried to load Debian on an external hard drive. The installation seemed to have failed somewhere. When I set my bios to boot from the hd. I get "GRUB loading." "Welcome to GRUB." then an error: "no such device: ******** (a long line of letters, numbers, and dashes.)" Then "Entering rescue mode..." "grub rescue>........................................................."
If I then restore defaults in bios and reboot, I get into GNU GRUB version 1.99-27-deb7u2. Here I have 6 choices - Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae, or the same with (recovery mode), or 2 choices for windows xp (the original OS.) or Linux Mint (x2) (load with wondows on the internal hd.
If I choose windows or Mint they boot fine. Debian however loads giving me a lot of code. Then it asks for my login and password and logs in but stops at my username@my system:~$.
What do I do from here or what did I do wrong?
Any help would be appreciated.