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    Aug 22, 2006
    Can I install Ubuntu on External Hard Drive under Parallels?
    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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    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2007
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 22, 2006
    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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    Member Since
    Mar 02, 2007
    Intel Mini mac 1.83 w/superdrive. iPod 80GB. Ipod shuffle coming soon...
    If anyone knows the answer that would be great.

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    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    I guess there's only one way to find out! It can't be that hard to just try it, right?
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    dekan's Avatar
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    Mar 16, 2007
    I found these 2 websites about that topic:

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

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