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Old 07-30-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Smile Booting Ubuntu of external HDD

hey and thanks in advance. I wanted to know if there is a way to lets say put Ubuntu on a external HDD and have my win7 on my internal HDD. and when I want to use Ubuntu just plug it in and boot Ubuntu and still be able to save my files etc. will I just have to change boot priorites and put my external drive first and if I do that will it save every time or will I be booting the origanl ISO file and have to start all over again.. any help would be apreiciated
Old 07-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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This setup should work just fine, boot the install cd/dvd with the external plugged in and install to that. (Even unplug the windows drive to avoid errors).

To boot from the external, usually BIOSes have a boot menu so you can do a one-off selection of the drive.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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hey and thanks in advance. I wanted to know if there is a way to lets say put Ubuntu on a external HDD and have
Yes, check this youtube video: Installation of Ubuntu on External Hard Drive.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Great thanks guys, I got it working. so I guess this with work with backtrack and backbox e.g pen testing systems?
will give it ago and see what happens. Thanks again


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