ubuntu on an external drive

Carsten Aulbert carsten at welcomes-you.com
Sat Jan 27 11:15:51 UTC 2007

> Can I use an external hard drive for an operating system such as Ubuntu 
> or does the drive have to be an internal one for an operating system?
> I ask because today I am hoping to buy a hard drive to I can duel boot 
> Windows and Ubuntu so I can have my computer ready for the chap helping 
> me install Linux when he next visits my flat.
> My sister suggested I purchase an external hard drive but I am not sure 
> if those ones are just for backing up or if they are used for desktop PCs.

If it's an USB-only drive, I doubt it, but it might work. If it is
connected via eSATA then it should be no different than an internal



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