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I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I want to run PCLinuxOS from an external hard drive. I don't want to install it on the external hard drive but want to run it's installation from there so that I can install it on my internal hard drive. The reason I want to do that is simple; my DVD drive is not working properly.

The live CD file for PPCLinuxOS has an extension of .sqfs. Along with this file there are two folders, a boot folder which is empty and a isolinux folder which has gfxboot,isolinux.cfg and vmlinuz and some other files also.

How do I run the Linux Live CD from a portable hard drive?

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I would use Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 then boot from usb and perform the install just as if you booted from cd.

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