Sunday, May 3, 2009

Linux on USB drive

Recently installed Linux Mandriva on USB hard drive. I didn’t want to compromise my system hard drive for a Linux partition. Two things that needs to be kept in mind before installing Linux on USB hard drive:
  • 1. Make sure your have selected the first boot option as USB drive in BIOS settings. This change is required when you are done with the installation procedure. Most of the systems these days provide this option. Well, atleast my Dell Inspiron does :).
  • 2. You might want to partition your hard drive and may install Linux on one of the drives. Please make sure that you install the Boot loader in the first partition irrespective of Linux installation. You will be provided with an option during the installation procedure.
  • 3. For detailed installation procedure for Linux please refer Google. You will find many links.

A snapshot of KDE with transparent console (sorry, Konsol as they call it) is attached here. It is convenient have Linux on a USB drive, trust me. Try and let me know how it goes. Well, that's all for now. Take care and God bless!!

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