Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I can boot it on different computers?


I need to be able to use Ubuntu on different computers with my external hard drive, with varying devices. And it needs to be a full (normal..ish) install. (No bootable+overlayfs persistence for me!)

I'll probably be using computers with an i386 architecture, but the 32/64-bit could change.

Or, I'll just hope for the best and just repart my drive and install.

Best Answer

To use the external drive as made above, simply plug it in, boot the computer, go to BIOS and select the external drive as first hard drive. I have never hade to do the second half of the above proceedure.

BIOS proceedure may vary with different makes of BIOS.

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