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Old 09-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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how to install and boot fedora 12 on an external hard disk


Hello.. I have read other posts regarding the installations of different distros on external hard disk, but these did not help..

I want to install fedora 12 on a new external hard disk, so that i can boot from it on any system that supports booting from usb hard disk, and do all my work from the extenal hard disk itself. I want to know the exact procedure to install fedora on extenal hdd, and what do i need to do, so that the grub, (which i will install on the /boot partition of external hdd), get detected by the primary boot loader of mbr..

Or, I just need to boot from external hard disk.. please any one try to make it possible.. Thanks a lot..
 
Old 09-09-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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Before telling you the procedure of installing Fedora on external HDD I want to know that whether you have a desktop or laptop???
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
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Before telling you the procedure of installing Fedora on external HDD I want to know that whether you have a desktop or laptop???
Thank you sir for your kind attention.. I have a pentium dual core desktop and succeeded in installing it on my Pen drive

I want to know that whether or not this shall be portable to make it possible to boot from it on different desktops and laptops..
 
Old 09-11-2010, 01:14 AM   #4
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If you want a true portable fedora on a external HDD . First remove your PC internal HDD. Then connect the external HDD and simply install on it. Now you have got a portable fedora. Connect to any PC any boot with boot option : external HDD or usb HDD. After complete installation connect the internal HDD.

Your Pen Drive will be boot from different desktop or laptop if grub is on the PD itself as well as desktop or laptop supports boot from USB.

if u find this thread satisfactory mark it as solved and add the reputation.....
 
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:32 AM   #5
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If you want a true portable fedora on a external HDD . First remove your PC internal HDD. Then connect the external HDD and simply install on it. Now you have got a portable fedora. Connect to any PC any boot with boot option : external HDD or usb HDD. After complete installation connect the internal HDD.

Your Pen Drive will be boot from different desktop or laptop if grub is on the PD itself as well as desktop or laptop supports boot from USB.

if u find this thread satisfactory mark it as solved and add the reputation.....
How can you do that on a laptop (which makes removing the internal HD almost impossible)?
 
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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If you want a true portable fedora on a external HDD . First remove your PC internal HDD. Then connect the external HDD and simply install on it. Now you have got a portable fedora. Connect to any PC any boot with boot option : external HDD or usb HDD. After complete installation connect the internal HDD.

Your Pen Drive will be boot from different desktop or laptop if grub is on the PD itself as well as desktop or laptop supports boot from USB.

if u find this thread satisfactory mark it as solved and add the reputation.....

Thankyou Mr.Rahulkya for your help.. that helped and i could make it portable
 
  


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