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Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Albert_31
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Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Hello Everyone,

I am a novice in the LINUX world and need of great HELP.. I have a HP nc6220 laptop..running win xp. I want to install fedora core 5 on the external usb drive and boot the linux os of the usb drive when i want to.. the laptop supports booting over the usb(checked it)..can anyone help me with the steps to be followed for the installation..please understand that I am pretty new to the linux world..help me please..

regards

Albert
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Your usb drive may not have enough size or speed to hold the whole linux installation. I never tried to install on a usb disk.

You could use a virtual machine software to install linux.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Just start linux installation and choose your USB drive for creating linux partitions. You'll probably see two disks - "hda" and "sda" into disk partitioning screen. "sda" is your USB drive.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Shalom Albert,

With the device attached, boot your system off the FC5 DVD or CD.

Run the installation, specifying the device as where you wish to install.

Your real issue here is that Windows does not support (easily) booting a Linux partition.

To pull this off you will need to use grub boot manager as your boot manager for windows. That will necessitate always having this USB device attached, or creating a parition on local disk large enough to hold grub.

You can resize your winows parition with knoppix or other cd based distribution like:
http://systemrescuecd.org/

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Albert_31
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Re: Installing Fedora Core 5 on external USB Drive

Thank you all for giving me the encourgement required..google gave me some docs.. I will post the link once i am through this week..

regards

Albert