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Can we install Linux on a portable hard drive and use that for booting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Booting Linux off USB pendrives Can we install Linux on a portable hard drive and use that for booting? My laptop has Vista Professional installed, but I want to use multiple ...
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What's the life expectancy of an SD card?

I have some SD cards that I use. Is there a limit to how many times I can write over them? If I leave information on a card, is there anything that can cause it to lose this information eventually (...
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Is turning off hard disks harmful?

I set Windows 7 to turn off hard disks after 20 minutes of nonuse, which it does a really good job at - it seems to turn off individual hard disks that have been idle for 20 minutes exactly. When I ...
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Is flash drive wear a significant issue?

My netbook has a flash drive instead of a hard disk drive, and I'm using Ubuntu Netbook Remix with ext3 as the file system. I've read some articles concerning flash drive wear, and the main concerns ...
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Can I hibernate Linux without a swap partition?

I hadn't set up a swap partition on my PC, because a) I have plenty of RAM (8 GB) and b) I have large harddrives that I didn't want to chop into tiny pieces, so my smallest partitions are 50 GiB, and ...
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How do I rehab a slow older laptop to use as a basic browsing/documentation machine without spending a dime?

I have a 4-year-old laptop that wasn't even that fast 4 years ago. It has XP on it, but I'm thinking of just formatting and putting Ubuntu on it. I have never worked with Linux and have been wanting ...
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Installing Ubuntu Linux over Windows XP

My machine has Windows XP SP2 installed. I want to install Ubuntu Home Edition on it. Please let me know how should I proceed without disturbing Windows XP.
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Can I revert back to Ubuntu 9.04 when I've upgraded to 9.10

Can I revert back to Ubuntu 9.04 when I've upgraded to 9.10? I really want to install Ubuntu 9.10 but I'm scared if it does not work, if I will be able to go back to 9.04?
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Install persistent Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on 16 GB pen Drive

I am using Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx on my 16 GB pen drive. I have a live Ubuntu disc. I want my install to be persistent so that whatever changes I make are ...
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How to install an OS on a nettop?

I order a "Giada Slim N10" without an OS. It does not have a CD drive so I understand i need to install an OS from a USB. how do you the windows version that runs from a USB? and is there an Open ...
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Vfat file system on usb-drive for Windows and Linux compatibility

I've just formatted by usb drive to vfat, as I heard that is best to use in both Linux and Windows? What do you think?
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Linux distro for notebooks [closed]

What might be the most compatible linux distro for notebooks. Mine is an compaq b1200. With windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot it with a linux distro. I already tried ubuntu 10.04 notebook ...
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How do I configure nVidia drivers on a Portable Ubuntu setup?

I've been pulling my hair out over this one for a couple of days now, google is no help. I've created a wonderful (until this issue) portable copy of Ubuntu linux that will boot on mostly anything by ...
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computer build for extreme tabbed browsing

I'm interested in building or buying a task-specific computer for my brother. His requirements are ridiculously simple: the machine has to be able to wait in hundreds of web-based virtual waiting ...
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Not authorized to mount on persistent-USB Lucid installation

Background. I use a persistent Ubuntu installation on a USB stick (16GB). The purpose is to carry the USB flash instead of a netbook/laptop; I usually find a laptop/pc handy close by to work with so ...

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