[vox-tech] LINUX installation question windows Vista
jmssnyder at ucdavis.edu
Wed Feb 10 12:55:19 PST 2010
how do you set up the external hard drive so that I can boot from it?
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Eric Lin <notapplicable.haha at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:13:26PM -0800, Jason Snyder wrote:
> > To Whom it May Concern,
> > I have a computer with windows Vista and am having problems creating a
> > partition due to pagefiles. I was wondering if it is possible to just
> > install/run linux from an external hard drive where I can easily have
> > partitions of 250 GB as opposed to 7 GB, which is the maximum partition I
> > can get on my C drive.
> This doesn't really concern me, but I'll reply anyway. ;-)
> Yes, you can install an OS on an external hard drive or even a USB flash
> drive as long as your BIOS supports booting from it. Most modern systems
> can boot from a storage device connected via USB, so this shouldn't be a
> problem. I'm assuming your computer is relatively new because it can run
> Windows Vista.
> > Thanks,
> > Jason
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