Installing 6.06 on an External USB Hard Drive

Marshall Lake mlake at
Tue Jun 20 13:18:21 UTC 2006

> > I've tried to look around for info pertaining to installing 6.06 onto 
> > an external USB hard drive but have found zilch. I have a dual-boot 
> > (XP/SUSE) system which I don't want to disturb at all.
> > 
> > Is it possible? Has anyone here done it? Are there any pitfalls? Any 
> > and all feedback is welcome.

> In theory, 6.06 should install on a USB drive and work out of the box. 
> In practice, I haven't tried it, and haven't read any entries from 
> anyone who tried. I know some people got this working in Breezy because 
> of this thread:
> I think the feature was added to Dapper to make it even easier, but I 
> can't find any documentation on it at the moment.

I, too, have looked around for docs and have found nothing.

I get to the formatting phase in the installation (I want to format the 
USB drive) and it's not clear to me exactly what's going to happen if I 
go forward.

Marshall Lake -- mlake at --

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