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Old 01-03-2018, 02:15 PM   #1
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Install Slackware on external drive?


Hi, would it be possible to install Slackware on a 160 GB HDD for trial and use? It has Windows 7 on it. Thinking of dual booting.

My computer is a Lenovo desktop, like a laptop in size, and has a new SSD. The system is I think new, that is UEFI.

I have never installed Slackware before.

I would like to try Slackware for writing documents, watching youtube, listening to MP3 files, secure banking, possibly encryption.

I will read up on the method from the sticky in this forum.

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Old 01-03-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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Hi, would it be possible to install Slackware on a 160 GB HDD for trial and use? It has Windows 7 on it. Thinking of dual booting.

My computer is a Lenovo desktop, like a laptop in size, and has a new SSD. The system is I think new, that is UEFI.

I have never installed Slackware before.

I would like to try Slackware for writing documents, watching youtube, listening to MP3 files, secure banking, possibly encryption.

I will read up on the method from the sticky in this forum.
Look, the mini-PCs usually have an e-SATA port. Even mine has one too.

IF your mini-PC have an e-SATA port, I recommend you to buy whatever cheap e-SATA enclosure and to reuse an old 2.5" hard drive.

This way, using an e-SATA external drive, you can install Slackware as it is installed in the internal hard drive and with same features and behavior.

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Old 01-03-2018, 04:07 PM   #3
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If you want to use Slackware on a trial basis, the best bet would be to actually use Slackware Live. It is unofficial, but it is developed by one of the core Slackware team members and is basically a full install onto a USB stick, allowing you to make changes and have them saved if you set it up using persistence.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:liveslak
http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...e64-14.2-live/

Otherwise, you are able to install Slackware onto an external harddrive, but if your computer wants to be difficult, it could require extra tweaking to get it to work properly. We'd definitely be able to help out if you need it, but it might be a little intimidating for a first install.
 
  


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