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Total Amateur
February 24th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Im totally new to all this and would greatly appreciate help with the following:

What ive got:
Dell XPS M1530 with 128 Gb solid state hard drive, windows vista
320 Gb external sata hard drive

what i want to do:
Partition external hard drive, say 100 Gb for linux and rest for vista
Install linux onto it.
Want to be able to run linux from external drive and vista from main drive. However i want vista to have access to the remaining stroage space on the hard drive.

Aim:
To use linux for web design using a programme called ocportal

Lunx
February 24th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Haven't tried doing this myself, but this thread should get you well on your way

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=80811