[Techtalk] running linux from external usb hdd?

iriXx dev_null at iriXx.org
Mon Apr 7 14:35:57 EST 2003

hi all

sorry long time no see. been doing disastrous things like blowing up my 
old thinkpad!!!.... major panic, i nearly lost my book which was on the 
hdd. luckily i only blew the power fuse tho, was able to transplant the 
hdd into an external USB caddy.

now i have a 20Gb spare drive and a new baby (a dell latitude cpx, yum 
:) so im wondering if i can run linux from an external hdd? it would be 
much easier than doing the whole partition magic thing, altho i got a 
copy of pm 8.0 just in case.... am running windows Borg Edition XP now 
which i really dont like... have to keep it for work tho (erk) so i 
wanna try getting GNU/Linux onto this machine asap :).

any ideas?

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