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Ubuntu 9.10 on an EHDD?

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Can I install ubuntu 9.10 on a USB powered external hard drive, and use it as an everyday machine?
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You sure can, I did it with ubuntu 10.10. As a bonus it can also be used like a portable operating system. You'll be able to run ubuntu from any pc you plug your portable hdd into.

As a note though when installing it, you may want to disconnect your main hard-drives first. So you don't accidentally wreck your windows install.
Once the install is done you can reconnect your main hdd's just fine.
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