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Old 12-24-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
papatrpt89
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A portable hard drive help request


I few weeks back, I started a thread elsewhere about linux on a portable hard drive. Here's what I want: A bootable linux system (I prefer Ubuntu) that is installed entirely on a portable hard drive. I recently purchased a Seagate 40gb hard drive. I want the portability of a live cd, with the ability to take it from computer to computer, and keep programs, documents and the like on it. Basically, a customizble live cd that stores data between sessions. My comp does support usb booting. I tried putting Ubuntu on, installed the boot loader to the first extended partition of my portable hard drive, and set my first boot to usb-hdd. I got this message: Verifying DMI Pool Data.... and then nothing started. A tutorial on how to do this would be much appreciated. Any suggestions or workarounds are welcome.
 
Old 12-25-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/...d_with_ubuntu/

scroll down to the bottom of the page to the table of contents, and select the link on installing Ubuntu to a usb drive.
 
  


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