[Techtalk] running linux from external usb hdd?

abbey abbey at abbeyink.com
Mon Apr 7 09:43:19 EST 2003

On Mon April 7 2003 8:35 am, iriXx wrote:
> 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 :).

I've heard people talk about partioning before, but all of the distros I tried 
(SuSE, RH 7.2 & 8.0), asked me if I wanted to keep the Windows partition and 
then I just accepted the default recommendations during the install and all 
has been right with the world. Except now I hardly ever boot to the *dark 
side* since I really prefer Linux.

So, I'm curious about the partitioning? Why get PM when Linux does it for you? 
What am I missing??

(yeah, a hard-core newbie here, I don't think I'll ever *graduate*)

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