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Linux boot off of an external Hard drive


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if your hard drive can boot from usb, you could place the usb as first priority, and install grub, or lilo or whatever onto the mbr of the external drive, then whenever you switch it on it should boot to that, and ignore it when its off, if your bios doesnt handle this you will need to install grub or bootloader of choice onto the mbr of you bootable harddrive, then configure gfrub to boot the boot the linux parttion on your external drive, the second option may require you to make a manual selection at boot though, besides just turning the usb harddrive on. but this would most likely just be down arrow then enter

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