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Old 05-03-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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CrunchBang on external HDD

Hey guys, first post here.

First of all, I don't have a CD burner, therefore I have to install #! through my USB stick.
Secondly, I want to install it on my external USB HDD (on a 20GB partition).

When I run #! from the USBstick, everything seems to run fine.
I start the installer, get through the lang/loc screens, I tell it to let me choose the disk/partition where it will install, and when the partitioner comes up, either it freezes and I have to kill it, or it works but only shows me the internal drives.

Is there any way I can get it to work? I think the USB thing might be the problem, but I have updated my BIOS recently, so I don't think that it's causing all this (wXP is working just fine with it).


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Old 05-03-2009, 02:02 PM   #2
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When gparted loads, if it doesn't the "gparted" button up top and select "devices", and it should have a selection for any external devices. Did you do this?

Also, I assume your talking about CrunchBang? or Crunchbox firewall?

Please give your full system specs too.
Old 05-03-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Yes I am talking about Crunchbang. Sorry for that, my bad :/
It's my 5th time trying to switch from windows to linux and I heard it's pretty good to learn the basics etc.

My specs:
Mobo: ASRock ConRoe1333-D667
CPU: PDC e2160 @ 2.4Ghz
RAM: 1GB DDR2 Kingston
GFX: nVIDIA GF 7900gs
Internal HDD1: Seagate Barracuda 80GB
Internal HDD2: ExcelStor J880 80GB
External drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (partitioned [in GBs] 19, 60, 200, 220, 430 - I somehow lost a couple of gigs).

I am making the USB stick to a live #! with the unetbootin app.

PS. Umm how do I change the thread title, or could a mod please do it? Thanks and sorry.

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