Installing Linux Mint Gloria to an External Drive.

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Installing Linux Mint Gloria to an External Drive.

Postby ZekeMenuar on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:29 pm

I'm running Gloria in Virtual Box with Windows 7 RC as the host. I'm very impressed with Gloria and decided to install it on a USB external HD and run it from my laptop.

I've been trying to get this right for a few days now. The installation never ends up the way I want.

I remove the internal HD. Install Gloria to the external HD. At that point everything is fine. Install updates, Firefox etc.

When the internal drive is installed, Gloria stalls and gives an error message, error 22?.

What is the preferred method to install Gloria to an external USB HD when an internal HD is involved?

I searched your site and didn't find an exact answer to my question.
Also, I know nothing about using command prompts and the Linux code in Terminal.

Thanks

ZM
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Re: Installing Linux Mint Gloria to an External Drive.

Postby ii Candor ii on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:47 pm

Hey there. I am a fellow newbie. Does Mint give you the option to install it inside Windows like Ubuntu does? If so you might try that and see if you can redirect the installation location to the external drive. Although that is more like running it in a VM because both OS's would be running at the same time.
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Re: Installing Linux Mint Gloria to an External Drive. SOLVED..

Postby ZekeMenuar on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:58 pm

The VM install is on the internal drive and is separate from what I want to do with the external HD.

The external HD doesn't have an OS installed on it. It has a 100gb partiton for data and 10gb reserved for Linux.

I have no plans to install Linux on the internal drive. I remove the internal drive prior to trying to install Gloria on the external HD

UPDATE............................................................

I installed PCLinux OS 09 on the external drive. It works fine with and doesn't have the loading issues Gloria had.

I'm repartitioning my main internal drive. I'll be installing Gloria and Windows 7 RC in their own partitions and using that setup on my laptop.
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