View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trialing another system on an external HD

September 15th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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.

September 15th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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.

September 15th, 2008, 04:34 PM
You just have to edit you device.map and set your hard drive in menu.lst (both in /boot/grub)

September 15th, 2008, 05:35 PM
I'm not exactly a newbie but I'm not too technical either. Can you explain how I follow your advice map instructions?