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Will linux boot on an external hard drive?

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Well, I feel my mini mac hard drive is too small however I want to give linux a try. Would I be able to purchase/make an external hard drive which I could install linux on and be able to do everything that a normal internal drive could do? How could I do this, is it even possible?

I think that makes sense...it does in my head, ask if you don't understand what I'm on about

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i suggest trying a live version of linux or thumb drive linux. basically the OS runs straight off the CD or thumb drive.
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i suggest trying a live version of linux or thumb drive linux. basically the OS runs straight off the CD or thumb drive.
Thing is, I need it to be able to hold lots and lots of songs I have many cds just waiting to be ripped.
    
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Aslong as you can boot from USB then your set to go.

Have a look in your BIOS at the Boot Options
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Any idea how to get into a macs bios? lol..
    
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Macs do not use a BIOS

**EDIT**
Google says you can't access their equivalent either :\\

Macs do boot from USB by default tho - my friend runs windows from an external
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