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anyway to install linux on a 250gb usb harddrive


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#1 stewidre1

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

and do all of that with no live cd. i dont know anything about linux but i want to try it out and useing my usb harddive seems like a good way to do it.

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#2 stewidre1

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:52 AM

Well, there are plenty of installation versions that are NOT LiveCD's What do you mean with no live CD? As long as the BIOS is set to boot from the correct source,( CDROM, USB flashdrive) and as long as you point the MBR to the correct drive you should be OK. If you want a network install you can try here, but I'm not sure this is for newbs as I've never done it.

Still not sure what you mean though.

Edited by Trio3b, 04 August 2009 - 12:58 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:52 AM

i made ubuntu boot on linux with Unetbootin

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/creat...e-the-easy-way/

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:04 AM

Provided that your motherboard can boot from a USB device (most modern ones can) then you should have no trouble installing most any flavor of Linux on your USB drve and booting from it.

I would recommend getting the Ubuntu LiveCD, booting into the LiveCD environment, running the installer and pointing it at your USB drive when asked.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:18 AM

wow thank you starcraftmaster, i am going to try that when i get some more freetime.




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