I want to be able to install Linux Mint on my external hard drive, but I can't seem to figure out how. I have a 50 GB partition set up, but every time I insert a boot disc and select "Install", nothing happens. I have tried installing Mint on a VM running Windows 7, but it just keeps white-screening.. So it's obviously something I'm doing wrong. The partition has nothing on it, so do I need to add a Windows-based OS first? I've looked on Google a few times, but it's all installation guides for BT5 and Ubuntu.
Thanks for any help!