How do I install Ubuntu on a external drive please?

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  1. Focuslined macrumors newbie

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    Dear Mac Community,

    I am making this thread for help regarding how to Install Ubuntu OS on a external SSD drive.

    From my understanding, apple may be limit users to do this because apple are shellfish and nuters.
    But oh boy, I guess in this society we need nutters to run everything, oh well that's just great.


    anyway, moving right along here, down to serious business:
    How may I install Ubuntu OS on a external SSD please?.

    Can it be done?.


    I THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, from my legs, to send it all out, to send this thank you.


    thank you people.
     
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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  3. Julien, Jun 16, 2014
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing English is 2ed (or maybe 3ed) language and he/she is not aware of the tone. After all how many times have you been thanked from someones legs?:eek:

    I had shellfish this weekend and yum. :D
     
  4. Focuslined thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    English is my first language, why is my English awful?. Do I need to read more or even write more?, such as write more stories?.

    Thank you.

    :)

    if it matters, got delexia and some others
     
  5. Focuslined thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. RubberSol macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've used your tutorial to make my Ubuntu external Hard Drive, and it works perfectly...

    Now I need to work with the partitions. And I don't know how to begin with that.

    My external HD was partitioned that way:

    / (40Gb)

    /home (40Gb)

    swap (32Gb)

    / boot efi (or something like that) (50Mb)

    fat32 (200Gb)

    When I boot the system, it shows me the internal HD (the OSX one), and the /boot efi (or something like that), and don't show the fat32 partition. And I wanna just the oposite... =(
    Cause I want to use the fat32 partition like a pen drive to work on any system that i work on...

    Hope that you understand my question, and can help. Thank you very much.
     
  7. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Post your /etc/fstab file. It may not be automounting the fat32 partition at boot.
     
  8. RubberSol macrumors newbie

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    Going in the page, i saw that:

    1. I installed reFIND first. (By just dropping the install file into terminal).

    In the last commentary... Now, i tried that, and can't install...

    I install the reFIND, first, in the external HD. Then i put the Ubuntu DVD, and begin install... Ok...

    BUT

    When i got to partition the External HD to make the partitions of linux (/ ; swap ; /home), it don't let me do it... =/
    Then, I can't install... I can install if I let the External HD free, but then i need a CD or a PenDrive with reFIND, thats dumb... I just wanna install reFind there, and boot with just one drive...

    As you see, format the External HD thats not a problem... But how can I install reFIND, and format the free space later?
     

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