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Old 06-09-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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Installing Redhat 9.0 on external hard drive


I an a newbie....know nothing about linux but would like to learn more. I am currently using inspiron 5150 and I believe that I can boot from my usb 2.0 external hard drive.

When should I choose the external hard drive? I tried once and in formated my internal hard drive. Please show me step by step instruction as I have the slightest idea in linux.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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If the RH installer can recognize the drive (you can check it by starting the installation and going to the partitioning stage, then you can reboot), can install on both drives. IMHO the decision should be based on the free space you have on both drives (how much space you'd like to use for Linux and where you have such an amount).
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have an 80gb hard drive with FAT 32 that is unuse and I would to install linux on them. On my laptop i have 30GB on windows and 10GB on another partition unused. What would you recommend me to do?

I am still unable to chose. Once I configure the mouse under the GUI installation. It goes to a screen showing automatic or manual partition. I went pass that once and it deleted all my hard drive on my laptop. I am still unable to choose from my external hard drive.

I read this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/3/83179


where should I enter root=/dev/sdx ?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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I have an 80gb hard drive with FAT 32 that is unuse and I would to install linux on them. On my laptop i have 30GB on windows and 10GB on another partition unused. What would you recommend me to do?
Both of them will do. Especially when you don't have to resize partitions - you can just use them.

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I am still unable to chose. Once I configure the mouse under the GUI installation. It goes to a screen showing automatic or manual partition. I went pass that once and it deleted all my hard drive on my laptop. I am still unable to choose from my external hard drive.
When you choose 'manual' you should have an option to choose /dev/sda (if you have one USB disk). If you can't choose it, it may mean you need another driver to make it working. In such case, the easiest solution would be to try with a newer distribution (like Fedora Core 2 or Mandrake 10), which should run it without a problem.

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I read this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/3/83179

where should I enter root=/dev/sdx ?
In the first boot screen that's shown when you boot from an installation cd. Usually you can just press 'Enter' there, but in you case you should type 'linux root=/dev/sda'. But I'm not sure if it's make it work.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 11:33 AM   #5
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External Drive Partioning

Hello, I also am very new to Linux. I have installed a couple distributions a couple years ago, but little else.

I just picked up a Maxtor One Touch 250g Firewire/USB drive. What I would like to do is have 2 partitions. a 50g partition that could boot my laptop into Redhat & the remaining 200g free for NTFS storage for my XP OS (I do alot of 3D modeling which uses much space)

I just read & attempted the suggestion someone made :

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In the first boot screen that's shown when you boot from an installation cd. Usually you can just press 'Enter' there, but in you case you should type 'linux root=/dev/sda'. But I'm not sure if it's make it work.
This seemed to load usb drivers & detected the drive (I also saw the activity light work on the drive knowing it was recognized)

But when I got to the partitioning screen, it only shows partitions & allows for new ones on the internal HD.

any thoughts of what I might be able to do?

Thanks, John
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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Kyto, which RedHat version do you have?
 
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Was ver 9 Redhat I was loading
 
  


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