Install ubuntu on windows and mac with an external hdd

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Armaan_11, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Armaan_11 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I want to install & run ubuntu (or windows) on an external hdd. When I plug it into a mac it should work and when I plug it into a window it should also work. Can someone guide me through this or tell me if this is possible?
     
  2. Gjwilly, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    #3
    You'll have a problem with installing Windows 8 and above because every time you switch between a Mac and a PC, Windows will detect the hardware change and deactivate itself.
    You'll have a different problem with Windows 7 and earlier because of EFI vs Legacy boot loaders on the Mac.
    Stick with Ubuntu.
     

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