Alright does anyone know if you can install SUSE 10.1 on a external USB hard dirve? i couldn't find it on their website.
If you can it would be difficult.
I'm assuming that you want to be able to dual-boot both Windows and SUSE. First off all, when it comes time to boot your OS, your computer is probably isn't going to even be accessing your external hard drive, and therefore won't even realize that SUSE is installed on it. Secondly, you might have a problem with the USB drivers for SUSE if you do get it working.
I did a Google search that you might get some good info from: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Installing+SUSE+on+an+external+hard+drive&btnG=Google+Search
Remember, Google is your friend.
marvinmatthewIf you can it would be difficult.
If you Can, it will be a piece of cake. If you can't, then it will be difficult.
You have to set your computer to boot from a USB device, before booting from the hard drive.
CD-ROM USB Hard drive
Then install Suse. It should work without any problems. Especially if it is a 2gb+ USB Flash memory stick (Jump drive).
Monster_userEspecially if it is a 2gb+ USB Flash memory stick (Jump drive).
But it's an external hard drive, which Windows won't want to boot from.
Why does it matter what Windows wants? You can boot from USB drives, it never has to go near the Windows boot menu.
The only problem is that the default install of SuSE 9.2 Pro is something stupid like 3.7gb, now you can cut it down but I'd suggest using something else unless you've actually bought SuSE.
Default install for SuSe has been about 2GB, the real problem isnt about it booting from USB, or installing to USB, the real problem is speed. As USB does not have the same speed as a parallel port(IDE) used by many harddrives, and if you have multiple USB's connected loading times & transfer times will become even slower.
So if you do install SuSe onto a USB dont expect it to be fast especially when accessing an external harddrive.
hey guys, thanks. I have checked and i can boot to USB to we will see how it goes