View Full Version : [all variants] installing eclipse to run off external drive

January 13th, 2010, 12:53 AM

I just recently went from having a 250GB hard drive to a 20GB ssd, so I've found myself making some adjustments in the way that I use my OS. Obviously, linux has worked beautifully with the small amount of space I have at my disposal, but I have run into problems when I try to install larger programs.

Because eclipse is such a large program with a lot of dependencies, I was wondering if it is possible to run eclipse from an external drive - and what that might require. I did a bit of research and found that this is certainly possible while running in a windows environment, as long as you direct eclipse to where it can find the jdk libraries:


Is this something that can be done similarly in linux?


January 14th, 2010, 09:46 PM