[CoLoCo] External Ubuntu HDD?
2600denver at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 03:32:08 BST 2007
Is it possible to make an external Ubuntu HDD compatible, so it can
boot on either MAC or PC's?
Well, for one, you'll need to make it run off a FAT32 system. As far
as drivers etc, it would be more feasible to do two installs and then
when booting into grub, choose the MAC or PC one.
Would it be feasible to try create such an install, or should I just
stick to one for PC's only?
If you're running this on school computers, chances are they will all
have extremely similar hardware. In said case, you would only need one
PC install and one MAC install.
Comrade Ringo Kamens
On 8/30/07, Andrew <keen101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some of you know that I have been asking about booting Ubuntu off an
> External HDD, for school.
> I have learned that there are a few things that need to be tweaked such as:
> editing initfr modules
> using chroot to initially set things up.
> making sure GRUB works as it should.
> and a few other things... one of which is video...
> (for video I can either try and use VESA, or try and "steal" the script
> which is used on the Live-CD)
> And, I think I can get those worked out ok, but I had some other questions.
> Is it possible to make an external Ubuntu HDD compatible, so it can boot on
> either MAC or PC's?
> I know there are different Install CD's, because each system has very
> different hardware and such. Would it be feasible to try create such an
> install, or should I just stick to one for PC's only?
> I'm thinking it might be too much trouble, but if not then I might consider
> Thanks. Your insight would be appreciated.
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