Linux on USB Harddrive + Win Partition and Aftereffects of it all
Aamof there aint to much information on this, yes some info at pendrivelinux but not enough to satisfy my needs.
Today i have a laptop so I wont screw with the internal HD.
I want to start programming, took me 3 weeks to decide what language, everyone says a different thing, start with the easiest one - python, or ruby, then go for C, C# or C++ cause it will be easier. Some said the other way around, go with c and once you get the hang of that you wont have any problems learning another language. I decided it will take me longer to get a clear answer cause everyone thinks different. So I have finally decided to start with C even tho iam a complete beginner.
But, here comes the initial question, I want to program C on linux, and I decided to use Ubuntu. So, iam going to buy a USB external Harddrive, either a "Western Digital MyBook Essential 3.0 1TB, USB" or any other USB harddrive.
The questions is, and I will not complicate it, i have a tendency to write to much.
A: As iam only going to program i dont need much space, so i figured I satisfy with 100 GB on the USB HD, but the rest I want dedicated to Windows so I can use the usb hd as a storage device, Is this possible? If it is, should I first make the partition in Windows 7 or when i install ubuntu?
Aa: Iam using a Notebook so iam afraid I will screw up the MBR with any bootloader stuff on the internal HD, how can I prevent this from happening while installing on the usb hd? There is no way i can unplug the internal hd
B: If I ever regret installing ubuntu on usb hd, is it possible to delete the partition and make the drive as out of the box, meaning cleaning it completele of any linux code, the boot sectors and everything?
C: Here you give your own tips and tricks that can be useful for me when installing ubuntu on Usb harddrive.
Thanks in advance