ubuntu on an external drive

Trevor Nye trevor.nye at trnye.co.uk
Sat Jan 27 11:29:33 UTC 2007

It will depend on whether you are able to boot from USB on your bios I 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carsten Aulbert" <carsten at welcomes-you.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: ubuntu on an external drive

>> 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
> HDD-install.
> Carsten
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