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Hallo, please help. I want to install Ubuntu 7.10 on an external hard drive and boot my machine from the external hard drive. Is it possible? I dont have an ...
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    Installation to external hard drive


    Hallo, please help. I want to install Ubuntu 7.10 on an external hard drive and boot my machine from the external hard drive. Is it possible? I dont have an active internet connection at home so i wanted to boot my work PC with the external hard drive and download codecs to run multimedia on my machine. Is this possible and are there any problems that may occur?

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Does your machine's BIOS support booting up from External device?

    If your machine doesn't have internet connection, you can use AptonCD to download packages in other machine and install those in yours.
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    Yes it does support booting from external drives, i was looking at it last night, The preferences for Booting are 1st the Removable drives, 2nd the CD Rom and 3rd the hard Disk.

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    Okk ! Just plug in External disk and install Ubuntu in it. Make sure to install Boot Loader ( GRUB ) in the MBR of external disk only else installer will install GRUB in internal disk and your machine will not boot without plugging in External disk.

    To be on safer side, I would suggest you to unplug/disable internal disk during Linux installation. Nothing will go wrong that way and installer will install GRUB in MBR of External disk only.
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    Thank you hey, i will do that this evening, i hope it works, thanks a lot.

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