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Re: [vox-tech] USB/Firewire HDDs with laptop
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Re: [vox-tech] USB/Firewire HDDs with laptop

I have a couple of external usb drives and they seem to work just fine mounting them from /dev/sda. ( so it looks like a scsi drive to the kernel ) I am running Debian/testing or unstable.

Good luck

ronald@myvirtualemail.biz wrote:

Hi All,

Has anybody had experience with installing and using Linux on an external
drive (USB/Firewire) for a laptop.

I'm not ready to trash an existing HDD running M/S on newest laptop, and
an external drive is the cheapest solution.

I'm looking at installing CentOS (http://www.caosity.org/) a RHEL 3 free
port, necessary as I'm wanting to trial Oracle 10g. Unfortunately, only
the M/S laptop has enough ram (1GB) for it to work.

Any feedback or experiences would be most appreciated.


Ronald Bradford
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