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Re: Installing Linux on an external hard drive

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  • Paul
    ... I have not done what you want to do before but I still might know why some of the instructions you are seeing may differ somewhat. Over time Linux has used
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 8, 2013
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      --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Bart Lidofsky <bart@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have a 320 gig external hard drive that isn't doing anything better,
      > so I am thinking of installing several flavors of Linux onto it;
      > hopefully, making them portable, so that I can take the disk from one
      > computer to another.
      >
      > The problem is not finding instructions; the problem is that there are
      > lots of instructions, some of which seem contradictory. Can someone who
      > has done this before successfully point me to the instructions you used?
      >
      > Bart
      >

      I have not done what you want to do before but I still might know why some of the instructions you are seeing may differ somewhat. Over time Linux has used a couple of different bootloaders. Each one works slightly different from the others. So some of the instructions you are seeing may deal with the different bootloaders. Today you are most likely going to use Grub2, although the original Grub, and even lilo still work.

      I question your multiple distribution plan. You might want to look into installing just one, then any others run in a virtual machine. Linux, is Linux, is Linux after all. No distribution can do anything any of the others can't. The difference being in configurations. Over time you may come to understand what I am driving at there.
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