installing linux from usb hdd
i am new to this forum. i want to boot linux fedora from my external hdd and i have windows xp im my laptop. please give me a detailed info on how to do it. i have usb hdd as my boot options in bios. please list the activities to do
1) formatting the usb hdd.
2) how to configure master boot record (mbr)
3) how to load linux into it.
4) will my windows xp will be affected.
and any other info.