can i install an os on a external usb3 hard disk ?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    can i install for example ubuntu 64 or other software on a usb3 hard disk like WESTERN DIGITAL My Book Essential 3Tb USB 3.0

    it's 3TB, i mean what should i do to boot from it?

    thanks
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    mantra,

    I don't know about Ubuntu but you can use the TeraByte UsbBoot.tbs to.....

     
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    i mean to boot and usb drive that is more then 2GB
    i talking about 3gb hard disk
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    That's OK. I have Win8.11 on a 2TB USB3 HD.

    Running an OS on a USB flash drive is like watching grass grow.
     
  5. mantra

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    hi Brian
    BIBM doesn't detect WESTERN DIGITAL My Book Essential 3Tb USB 3.0 , acronis disk director 12 last version gives me this error
    i tried bibm and disk director 12 boot cd nothing
    i can use only GParted
     
  6. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Try BIBM Partition Work on IFL boot Media. It should work with your USB3 HD.
     
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