Installing Linux on a external HDD

  allstarhm 17:07 16 Mar 2004

I have a laptop which has on 20GB HDD space. I would like to try out mandrake linux, & bcoz my internal HDD does not have enough space, i would like to know if it is possible to install the new os on the extrenal HDD. Also i would like to know how do i run the new os from the extenal HDD, & the problems that would come with it.
Thanking everyone in advance.

  Chegs ® 17:19 16 Mar 2004

It will depend on your Linux abilities,if your a "newbie" then I wouldn't recommend you try Linux to external hdd,but instead use a very basic system(RAM/CPU/HDD/floppy/cd-rom)to learn a bit about the Linux way of doing things.

  allstarhm 01:36 24 Mar 2004

thanks Chegs

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Artist Pete Oswald on creating relatable characters & his new book

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts