External hard drive for an hp notebook
To whom it may concern.
I am new and I am in search for an external hard drive (more than 100Gb) that can I use it on my new laptop hp dv6000z series. I want to boot it from the bios and I plan to install ubuntu. Could you recomend me a brand of a non expensive,compatible external hard drive for my lap. I need space because I am in windows vista and I already do not have enough space on my hard drivel. Please help me to find a good non-expensive hard drive. Another question is on my bios I have this options, USB diskette on key, usb hard drive, notebook hard drive, usb floppy, network adapter, usb floppy. I suppose that I can use the bios option usb hard drive? Can I partition the new external hard drive being the default from the bios to use linux, and the other part to use XP to use it to backup some files and programs that I am interested to save. Please, if you have a link, I would appreciate it. Regards, and please I am new in this.