rui no onna wrote: ⤴
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:00 am
Unlike Windows XP or Windows 7, the current Linux kernel has built-in support for USB 3.0
This .. and yes, if it'll boot off a flash drive, it'll normally boot off a suitably prepared USB HDD too.
lsemmens wrote: ⤴
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:29 pm
YES you can load to, and boot from an external HDD with one caveat! It stuffs up Grub on the primary drive so now I have to work out how to repair it!!! 'nutha thread coming up!
What I'd do is set the BIOS to boot from USB first, then, if possible, remove the internal hard disk before starting the installation.
If this is impractical, you may need to run
from a Terminal, which runs the installer without installing the bootloader (GRUB). Then, do
sudo grub-install /dev/sdX
where X is the USB drive.
NOTE: I'm assuming this is a BIOS (Legacy) install? If it's (U)EFI then the bootloader needs to go in the EFI System Partition (ESP).