help with install on Seagate FreeAgent USB drive

debian 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.
> 
> Karl
> 
> 
i have seen some distros that offer a usb install option..too bad ubuntu
doesnt offer that.

--cj
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> 	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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