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    using an external usb hd as a primary drive

    Lets just say that hypothetically, I wanted to remove the harddrive from a laptop and use a usb external drive as the primary. As long as the bios detects the usb device prior to hitting the MBR, it should work. Any thoughts or ideas?

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    Re:using an external usb hd as a primary drive

    As long as you can set the laptop to boot from it, I don't see why not..

    Or make a floppy disk with lilo on it, and use that?

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    Re:using an external usb hd as a primary drive

    Check the redhat mailing list, but I believe that there was success around Redhat 9. There was IIRC, about 5 people that were very active and contributing members that wanted to make that work. I do not recall at the moment their success/failure stories, but that is where you can look.

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