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Old 03-02-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Ubuntu on External HDD - Quick Question

I would love to get into using Linux and seeing as my computer is rather old and only has a 20GB HDD I don't have enough space for Linux.

Will this external HDD work:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822101007

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Old 03-02-2008, 07:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ubuntu on External HDD - Quick Question

It will but, I wouldn't buy it slowly for the purpose of running Ubuntu. If you wanted to get into running linux to start i would check out http://virtualbox.org they have a great program that allows you to run a virtual machine on you computer, while running xp or whatever is your os.

If you were looking to get an external hdd I might look at getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822101014
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822101045
both have double the capacity and under $100.

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I'm not totally new to linux, but still only have a little experience. I have a Knoppix livecd and installed Ubuntu today on a friends computer and it went well so I decided I was ready to get linux at my own home.

Is there any specific reason I shouldn't get that HDD? I was really looking for something in the $60 range but if that one truly is not good, I suppose I could go for the one that's $80 but that wouldn't be preferred.
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Default Re: Ubuntu on External HDD - Quick Question

There really isn't any reason that you shouldn't or couldn't get it. I was just giving you a couple of other options of Externals that are under $100 and have a lot of space. Thats all.

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Just download Ubuntu and use it straight from the cd (live) just to try it out. Then if you want, you can install it from that same cd.
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