Originally Posted by jsrealty2
I have recently Acquired a 250GB I/O MAGIC USB harddrive. I am trying to put UBUNTU & EDUBUNTU on it and every time I have tryed to install Ubuntu it tries to install but only gets to 15% then it crashes & I get the Error(Failed to create a file System) on the USB HARDDRIVE. Please help me resolve this problem.
I'm not sure exactly how to do this, but I know how I've saw someone do it. Google only turns up references to Breezy and Hoary, but maybe those instructionns will still hold true for Feisty..?
Anyways, the only person I know that done this(on a laptop), removed his "Windows" hard drive, and plugged in his USB hard drive. He then booted the Alternate Install CD for Feisty, and went through the install process. Once it was all done, grub, etc, was all on the USB drive. He then reinserted the Windows drive. Now if he wants to boot Linux, he simply plugs in the USB device, and changes the BIOS to boot the USB device. If he wants to boot Windows, he changes the BIOS to boot the internal hard drive first, which loads Windows w/o loading Grub.
If I recall correctly, his issue was he was using a company laptop and didn't want to do anything to his main hard drive.
Edit: FWIW, the reason he went with the Alt. Install CD, is because it kept freezing up about 40% through. YMMV.