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Old 01-22-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Installing on external harddrive


I have a laptop and want to be able to boot linux from an external hard drive. But i cant seem to find a way to install it onto the drive. Any tips?
 
Old 01-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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IF (not sure if it is) this is possbile, you'd have to mount the USB drive during the installation so you could install the system, AND you'd need a computer that can boot from USB. Once again, I'm not sure if its possible...
 
Old 01-22-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bw3000
I have a laptop and want to be able to boot linux from an external hard drive. But i cant seem to find a way to install it onto the drive. Any tips?
I would like to be able to do this as well. Mandriva is now available pre-installed on a LaCie external hard drive so I assume it is possible.

See here: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3002440139.html

and here: http://www.lacie.com/intl/products/p....htm?pid=10670

It says the folowing in the PDF datasheet:

"Simply plug the GlobeTrotter 2.0 into the USB port of a host
PC and turn it on. Hardware is automatically detected but
not modified in any way. A bootable MiniCD is included
for computers that cannot boot directly from USB. When
you’re finished, you can take GlobeTrotter 2.0 to a different
workstation with up to 80GB of your data, applications, and
personal settings."


My guess is that the easiest way would be to copy a 'live' version of Linux onto the external hard drive.

Last edited by Vulpus; 01-22-2006 at 07:09 PM.
 
  


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