Okay, to be more specific, I have been unable to read the cd/dvd drive in my laptop. I tried to reset the bios boot order but I must be doing something wrong; still unable to access said drive. Back to the drawing board.
I have made no progress with my scrambled eggs Ubuntu in my hp laptop. I have not been able to even reboot to get this mess under control. I need to find out two things: (1) how can I get Ubuntu to move the entire contents of the built in hard drive to my 350 gb external hard drive...