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    boot linux from external drive

    Can linux be booted from an external hard drive? I have found that it can't by usb, but what about firewire? If so, what would I have to do so this would work?

    Thanks in advance for the advice and suggestions.

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    Re:boot linux from external drive

    Linux can be booted using an external USB drive, as long as your motherboard supports booting from external drives. I assume the case is the same for firewaire.

    http://www.freewebs.com/tsj/bootingUSB_ldp_v0.1.htm

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    Re:boot linux from external drive

    oh wonderful. thanks for that link. my computer is pretty new so the mobo should be fine. thanks again.

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