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How to install CentOS 5 or Redhat 5 on USB key/HD external? I don't want to create multi-boot (with Windows 7)which mean just when I need a Linux machine by connecting usb I have downloaded LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.5 but just for Centos 6 and redhat 6.1 so doesn't work with me because not version 5. Any advice would be appreciated

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Any particular reason for not using the latest version of the distro?

You can try Universal USB Installer which lists CentOS with no version number so may well work with 5.

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Does it not "just work"? I installed Ubuntu (first 9.04 and then 9.10) on a USB drive just from the normal install media back when my netbook's internal SSD decided not to play ball.

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