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Boot Partition on External Drive

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I created a partition on my external drive, allowing 15GB for size, to use as a boot partition, but couldn't load the appropriate files to it. I got error about it being too small when I tried to install a copy of the boot files. I have read that it can be installed in as little as 10GB?

Any help would be appreciated.

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It can be installed on a 8gb flash drive. Try repartitioning the drive and see if that works. Also try a custom install and remove some of the software and languages and see if that works for you.
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Thank you rabbitjetta for the suggestions. I'd be sure to try these.

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