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Can I install Ubuntu on External Hard Drive under Parallels?

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I use a MBP and am running Parallels. I currently have it set up with a Windows XP partition on my internal hard drive.
Now what I wish to do is set up a Linux partition using Ubuntu. I know this is possible using Parallels but becuase of hard drive space I don't want to put it on my internal drive. I have a external firewire hard drive that I wish to use. Is it possible for me to set up this Parallels partition to also have a Ubuntu partition and as well have it on a external hard drive? Where can I get instructions on how to do this? Thanks in advance for help.
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mark, you gave me an idea too. id also like to install linux without using the internal harddrive space. either parallels or bootcamp is fine with me as long as i can run linux (from the external harddrive). i dont own a macbook yet but i'll be getting one with the 60gb harddrive only.
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That's good to hear.I had no clue if you can run Ubuntu under BootCamp as well. That's something I may look into.
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If anyone knows the answer that would be great.
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I guess there's only one way to find out! It can't be that hard to just try it, right?

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I found these 2 websites about that topic:

hope it helps and let me know if it works :-)
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