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Title: Is there a way to install Ubuntu completely on a portable external HDD and boot into it on any computer/laptop?
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No

Each computer / laptop you want to run Ubuntu on can have different video cards and drivers meaning the kernel boot parameters might need changing.

Better option

Your best bet would be to make a Live-Boot USB with persistent storage.

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