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Old 09-09-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Compliling a version of linux through an external hard drive?


Hi.

I've been considering the idea of my own distro ever since I first started out. But there is a problem:

I can't expand my pc any further. To go around that I'd like to add an external hard drive and experiment with that.

Is it possible?

Is there a way to make an external hard drive behave just like an internal one?

-Thanks
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:33 PM   #2
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Pretty much, you'd have to build things like USB/Firewire into your new kernel and ensure your existing distro had support for it (USB or Firewire depending on how it connects, or whatever other way it might ).

Other than though, I don't see a problem until it comes to booting, but I'd think you could accomplish booting from a boot loader on an internal HD that'd then point to the root filesystem on the external drive and all would be well from there

Cool
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I opened up my computer today and found that it actually had an extra slot for the hard drive. Fantastic.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 02:11 AM   #4
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Cool, save yourself the hassle! Right on

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