help with install on Seagate FreeAgent USB drive
debiani386 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 23:57:28 BST 2008
On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 15:59 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Martin Buchholtz wrote:
> > Hello users,
> > I am a brand new Linux user from the Unix world where I can find my way around with some effort.
> > I have an HP Pavilion 794n running XP. I would like to install Ubantu 8.04 on an new Seagate FreeAgent 500 Gig USB drive. The whole drive can be dedicated to Linux.
> > I downloaded the Ubantu image, put it on a CD and It wants to install on my C drive.
> > I played around with GParted and see how to partition my drive but I don't know what to do with primary, extended etc partitions etc. I could read all the stuff on Ubantu and get the job done eventually but I would rather have have use of the system during my lifetime.
> > I need some expert guideance on how to proceed.
> > Thanks,
> > Martin Buchholtz
> > 727-459-6043
> It is VERY HARD to load anything on a USB connected hard drive. My
> advice is take the hard drive out of the portable container and attach
> it inside your computer. Then it will be easy to tell the LiveCD how to
> load Ubuntu on that hard drive.
i have seen some distros that offer a usb install option..too bad ubuntu
doesnt offer that.
> Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
> Linux User
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