Search Members Help

» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

Mini-ITX Boards Sale, Fanless BareBones Mini-ITX, Bootable 1G DSL USBs, 533MHz Fanless PC <-- SALE $200 each!
Get The Official Damn Small Linux Book. DSL Market , Great VPS hosting provided by Tektonic

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: External hard drive for experimentation< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
faroutscience Offline

Group: Members
Posts: 82
Joined: Aug. 2005
Posted: Oct. 07 2005,00:00 QUOTE

My new mini itx system (m10000) is now fully operational.

I would like to install an external hard drive for experimentation. I would like to have it to test alternative linux versions while maintaining my operational system on the internal drive.

I was thinking of an external case for a 3.5" drive possibly running through a usb port.

Does anyone have experience or suggestions along these lines?

Thanks, Jeff

Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
John Offline

Group: Super Administrators
Posts: 697
Joined: Sep. 2003
Posted: Oct. 29 2005,06:22 QUOTE

I am sure you could do it with any Linux distribution that is set up to be bootable via sda.  

So you could have:
(some of the DSL knockoffs)
Others I can't rercall
Back to top
Profile PM 
hawki Offline

Group: Members
Posts: 175
Joined: Jan. 2004
Posted: Oct. 29 2005,12:07 QUOTE

Booting from USB drives works great.  I have booted from all sorts of external drives including a cdrom drive in a 5.25" enclosure.  The only requirement usually is that you make and boot from the USB boot floppy or that your BIOS allows you to set  it up to boot from a USB device.  Most older systems can't.  So making and using the USB floppy is your best option.
good luck
Back to top
Profile PM 
2 replies since Oct. 07 2005,00:00 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Quick Reply: External hard drive for experimentation

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code