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    ubuntu on an external hard drive


    i want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive that i bought. i wanted to install it on my internal hard drive but i share this computer with my family so they wont let me but they said as long as they can still use windows i can install it on my external hard drive. so how would i do this? or is it even possible? im pretty sure my computer is able to boot from a usb but I'll go double check right now.

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    ok well i can boot form a usb device and i want to use Mandriva will that work

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    hi freestyle_rider9999 !

    un-plug internal Harddisk and plug-in External USB harddisk. boot up from Ubuntu CD/DVD and install it.
    plug-in internal harddisk after Ubuntu installation and boot up from External Harddisk, you dont have un-plug internal Harddisk again. Ubuntu will recognize internal harddisk and you can share its data.






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    will it cause a problem creating the grub if the internal hd is unplugged during installation?

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    i suggested you to un-plug internal Harddisk to aviod GRUB problem only. Ubuntu installer doesn't ask for GRUB location and it installs GRUB in MBR of Primary Master. un-plugging internal disk is the safest bet.






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    sweet. i wasnt aware

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