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hello i know this is a stupid question, however i think i know the answer. anyway is it possible to run linux off a external hard drive. so when i what to run it i will just have to plug it in. i think my bio's will let me do this. the reason for this is that i am not the only person that uses this laptop. the others do not what liunx on it.
Conventional wisdom is that that's a bad idea - constant writing wearing the hell out of your drive very quickly, etc. Do you have any reason to believe that's not a problem?
i do not get where you or coming from. i was going to use a new external hard drive that only runs liunx. it would be getting booted up straight from the external hard drive, just like a internal hard drive. so explain how constant writing would wear the hell out of the drive very quickly. when it does not wear the internal drive out quickly. i just don't get were you or coming from. pls explain it more thank you
If you plan on using Ubuntu, you can run the Ubuntu Live USB Creator (usb-creator) to install it to the external USB Hard Drive, or thumbdrive. It's a ver useful tool when you have other users to worry about and their preferences of operating systems.