ubuntu on an external drive

Mark Warner markwarner1954 at att.net
Sat Jan 27 14:38:59 UTC 2007

> Can I use an external hard drive for an operating system such as
> Ubuntu

Yes you can. I just installed PCLinuxOS to one last night.

Two caveats: 1) your bios must allow for booting to usb hdd and that
devise must be ahead of the internal hdd, and 2) when the boot loader
installs, you must install it to the mbr of the *external* drive. That
latter requires that you install from the Alternate CD, *not* the
Desktop/Live CD.

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