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Old 03-23-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Installing Fedora Core 3 on an external USB hard drive

Is it possible to install Fedora Core 3 Linux on an external USB hard drive? When I tried it the only drive that the installer displayed as a site for partitioning and installation was the IDE hard drive. I was never given the option to install anywhere else. Is there a way I can get the installer to see the USB drive and let me put Fedora Core 3 on it?
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You know, I have never thought about that. I assume you PC will boot from a usb drive?
Old 03-23-2005, 11:39 PM   #3
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Installing Fedora Core 3 on an external USB hard drive

Yes, the machine will boot from a USB drive. I have installed Mandrake 10.1 on an external USB drive and I can boot from it without a problem.
Old 05-25-2006, 06:29 AM   #4
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Here's my challenge

I'm new at linux, hence new at fedora.

Here's the challenge.

I'm writing this on my mac g4 laptop (from a fink/x11/gnome hybrid) with an external hd on usb.

I'd like to install a working bootable linux os on this external hd, and then put in an old pc which has crashed hard after a virus.
Even the mbr got nailed, so i'm booting to dos from a floppy.
now the extra challenges. The CD in the pc isn't going, and the superdrive in the mac has just packed up, so i'm literally downloading ffrom the net, and trying to figure this out.

As a bright side, i'm running fink/x11 alongside osx (10.3.9) on the laptop, and that's the reason i'm getting into linux in the first place, as i'm throughly impressed with the speed and reliability i'm getting, way beyond the bloated osx trudge.

So, can i install linux in the external hd from a mac linux hybrid, and put it in the pc, expecting it to boot.

I've nothing to lose on the pc side, so if it means rewriting or reinstalling the mbr, that's ok, although i'm at a loss how to do that at the moment.

I don't want windows at all on the pc. just linux.

If anyone has any tips and tricks to achieve this, i'm definitely all ears.



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