l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
January 6: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Nov. 18: Club officer elections
Page last updated:
2003 Feb 28 13:05

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] booting off an external hard drive
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] booting off an external hard drive



On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:29:52AM -0800, Jennifer Stickel wrote:
> I have a laptop that is a few years old and only has a 10GB hard drive

My laptop has a 20GB. It's 1-2 years old. Wish I would have paid extra
for the 40GB drive.

You might want to consider just buying another hard drive. I'm
considering upgrading to a 60GB drive. Here's an idea of what a 20GB
drive might cost you:

HDD2168
MK-2018GAS
$ 87.00
Ships in 24 Hrs
Description:

    * Capacity: 20.0 GB
    * Interface: ATA/100
    * RPM: 4200 RPM
    * Height: 9.5 mm
    * Screw Hole Pattern: New
    * Ave Seek Time: 12 MS
    * Buffer Speed: 2MB
    * Warranty: 1 Year Warranty

> boot my computer.  Right now I am using Windows XPpro and have RH8.0

Me too!

> installed on a desktop.  I was wondering if anyone knows if you can boot
> off an external hard drive either connected via the firewire or through
> a SCSI card in a PCMCIA card slot?  If not, is it possible to just have

Usually this is configured through the BIOS. My Dell 8100 allows me the
additional options of booting via NIC and PCMCIA. A PCMCIA SCSI card
would probably work, but I haven't tried.

> a "skeleton" of Linux on the internal hard drive and have most of the
> programs and files on the external one?

This would work, and is very possible.

_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.