I have only 200Gb of hard disk space on my laptop. But I want to be able to boot multiple OS on it. With the use of an external hard drive. I prefer to install:
- Ubuntu 10.04
- Linux Mint
- Windows XP
- Windows 7(Main OS, which will be installed on the laptop's hard drive)
I would like to install the first 3 os' on the external hd. I've done some research before coming here and found this one
Important: Physically disconnect ALL internal hard drives before booting from the CD and performing the install. this will eliminate the possibility of installing to the wrong device and overwriting your MBR. Reattach the drives after completing this tutorial.
Isn't there other ways beside physically disconnecting internal hard drives? Or can I just install the 3 os using my desktop. So that I could physically disconnect the internal drives? But can I still use those OS' in the laptop if I do that? Can the os installed on external hard drives be used on the laptop if I do install it through the use of a desktop.
What kind of partition it should be so that I could install and boot different OS on an external hard drive? this tutorial.