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Old 10-29-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Debian lxde to external usb hard drive


i have an eeepc 900 with xp on it and wanted to use linux on it as well. so i thought to install a debian + lxde to my eternal 2gb usb hard drive. i have tried with debian mini cd's,but none of them recognize the ethernet, so the install doesn't work. i want this debian only with lxde and no apps except the basic ones which come with lxde. i also want to put the boot loader, probably grub, only on the external hard drive, so it doesn't affect my mbr for my main internal hard drive.

also i have found some directions to make the external install live, so it can be brought around.

reassuming, i need to put debian+lxde(no gnome or kde) on a 2gb external hard drive, along with bootloader, and no extra applications, and needs to have a separate bootloader and work as a live distro

any help???
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See the very end, there are a couple different installers.
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i have read all. since it has to be installed to a usb hdd, is there a guide to install debian to usb hdd via netinstall. i can't remove hard drives, but i can't write over the mbr on the hard drive. i need for the mbr to be written only on the usb hdd.

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