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Sorry if this is a duplicate or dumb question, but does anyone know if it's possible to install and/or boot linux from an external (firewire/USB 2.0) hard drive? Booting from ...
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    Installing/booting from external hard drives


    Sorry if this is a duplicate or dumb question, but does anyone know if it's possible to install and/or boot linux from an external (firewire/USB 2.0) hard drive? Booting from a floppy might work also, but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with the subject before I laid out the $$.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Todd

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    As far as I know you cannot boot from a firewire device. I believe this is a firmware limitation and not a linux one.

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    Actually I think newer macs have an option to boot from firewire but I don't know if any x86 machines have that yet.

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    booting from firewire drives

    Hmmm. Thanks. Just might have to repartition my drive after all.

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