Re: install to usb drive
- From: Mark South <mark.south@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 14 Oct 2007 16:11:41 +0200
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:56:52 +0000, central77 wrote:
I have nice new company Thinkpad with XP and no admin rights. For
professional reasons, I dont want to mess with the machine as it is when
connected to the company network but I would like, for other reasons, a
Suse option when not on the network (mainly for watching movies etc while
travelling). Although the machine is 'locked down' (all values of 'XP' and
'locked'...) it will let me boot from both DVD and USB.
So, not locked down at all....
So, would I be right in thinking that I could install Linux to a USB
drive, and if GRUB is also on the USB drive (sdb) and this would not
effect the existing hard disk at all? That is, hard disk unchanged, but
temporary boot device option in ROM would let me choose the USB drive when
I am out and about?
Yes. Suse would be far from the first choice for this use case though.
Consider starting with Slax and see how it goes, then look at some of its
Note: this is not a 'try it and see' option - I dont want to have to
crawl back to sys support saying 'I broke my brand new laptop..'!
You never say that. You say "Windows just stopped working for some reason!"
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