View Full Version : [ubuntu] HELP? Installing and booting from portable harddrive???

December 29th, 2009, 12:11 PM

I currently have a MacbookPro 1.1 and an iMac 8,1 as my operating systems.
But because of school I would like to install and be able to boot Ubuntu 9.10 from my "portable" harddrive (iomega). Is this possible?

If so... can anyone tell me:

1. How to partition this disk (about 50-100GB for linux and the rest for file storage to use on both mac and linux.
2. How to install Ubuntu 9.10 on this partition
3. How to boot from my computers by plugging in my portable disk.

If this is done, is it possible after booting in linux to access the other partition of the portable disk for file storage (so that I can use files made on my mac in Ubuntu also...?)

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Coldhearth!

December 29th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Until a mod wanders by and moves your thread - you'd be better asking in the apple area --> http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=328

They will have more knowledge of your question,



December 29th, 2009, 02:16 PM
There have been numerous threads in the last 3 or 4 weeks discussing the in's and out's of installing Ubuntu to an external. A little bit of searching might be illuminating.