[Ubuntu-US-PA] Is a Windows operting system needed ?
ChinnoDog at lonesheep.net
Wed Apr 4 13:48:25 UTC 2012
Depending on what type of connection your external drive has and the
features in your BIOS you may not be able to boot to it. If it isn't a
bootable your only choice is to install Windows on the primary drive and
Ubuntu on the external drive with /boot on the primary. If the drive is
eSATA then you probably don't have this problem and the external drive will
have similar performance to the primary but if it is USB or FireWire then
expect the external drive to be slower.
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM, jim fisher <jedijf at myfisher.org> wrote:
> I think only you can answer that question. For me, I usually keep a
> Windows install if it's there (now) in case I need it for some type of
> testing. In the past I used to blow them away completely, but as I
> matured I realized that was short-sighted and not necessary.
> I can't remember the last time I booted into Windows on my personal
> boxes(2/5) that have it installed.
> On 4/3/12, Charles E. LaMonte,n3vuo <n3vuo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Greetings to all, Is there any benefit to having a Windows operating
> > on a computer, that I will using Ubuntu on a external hard drive ? Or
> > I install Ubuntu on the computer and have Windows on a external hard
> drive ?
> > Thank you
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