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    Trialing another system on an external HD

    I would like to boot and run a trial of suse from my external hard drive. I run Windows and Ubuntu Hardy on my main HD and would also consider triple booting Windows/Ubuntu/ Suse but I think that it may be safer to keep Suse separate.

    Is this easy to do, or even possible.

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    Re: Trialing another system on an external HD

    Its Possible,

    I use to that in class, matter fact it was mandatory project to triple boot with windows, mandrake, and redhat. (ya i said mandrake not mandriva, been awhile since i was in school), lol

    although, I dont remember it being easy, but things have changed alot since then, so maybe it is easy now. But it is very possible.
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    Re: Trialing another system on an external HD

    You just have to edit you device.map and set your hard drive in menu.lst (both in /boot/grub)
    "The quieter you are, the more you hear" (in boot splash for BT3)
    Dell Vostro 1500 with Core 2 Duo T5270, 2GB DDR2 667 RAM, 120GB 5400RPM HDD , nVidia GeForce 8400mGS, Debian Sid &Ubuntu Hardy & Intrepid

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    Re: Trialing another system on an external HD

    I'm not exactly a newbie but I'm not too technical either. Can you explain how I follow your advice map instructions?
    Last edited by Benbow; September 15th, 2008 at 05:54 PM. Reason: Spelling!!

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