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    Full install to a USB Hard Drive

    Ok, If this has been covered before I couldn't find it.

    What I'm "Not" Asking... I'm not asking about installing the CD image to a USB hard drive to boot a live install version. I've done that to see is my computer will boot from the USB and it does.

    What I want to do is this:

    An actual hard disk install of full featured Linux to a portable USB Hard Drive. I want to be able to plug in the USB HHD and go Linux. (Why you might ask? Fair enough. The laptop is my wife's computer and she says absolutely no to Linux.



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    Linux Guru Segfault's Avatar
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    Um, my Wife is running Gentoo since 2004. I do update it over SSH so she even doesn't know what is the meaning of a rolling distro.
    I see her smiling when another friend has his/her computer going down because of I virus. Happens all the time. Yep, she has learned the benefits of a computer that always just works.

    What you want to do is possible if BIOS supports booting from USB. What exactly is the problem?

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    How I did it below. You can sub Distro of your choice for AntiX 8.2

    Yet Another Technology Site: Install AntiX 8.2 Final on External Flash Drive
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

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    Good read Rokytnji, I think that will work for me.

    Segfault, You funny man! Nah my wife's way too computer literate for that to work.



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