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roy.thistle
January 2nd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Hi:

I have a HP Pavillion Desktop, with Vista and a free partion on C: drive.

I want to install Hardy Heron to the free partion...and boot from a USB drive (I want to keep the image on the hard disk partion)

I can find lots of info on "booting" and "rooting" from a USB drive; but, I just want to boot.

1) Can one do this (I don't want to put the boot loader on my hard disk)

2) I didn't run the UBUNTU install yet: can I choose to boot from a USB drive, when I do the install? (That would build the boot image on my USB drive...right?)

logos34
January 2nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
Try this guide:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm

Except when you come to step 7 'Ready to install' screen, press 'Advanced' button lower right, and change the Grub bootloader location from '(hd0)' to '(hd1)' or whatever the USB drive is ('/dev/sdb' will also work). Change the Bios boot device to USB when you want to go into ubuntu

roy.thistle
January 3rd, 2009, 09:24 AM
Logos34:
Thanks.
I will try that...and let the forum know if it worked.
Best wishes,
r.