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need some help?

ok heres what im doing. i’ve just downloaded linux and ran the live cd and im gonna stick with it. so i want to install it and i just bought a external harddrive (320 GB simpletech harddrive) because i dont want to partition my drive and i want to install it on the external harddrive, but i dont know if its bootable or not so everytime i boot my machine and the usb cable is plugged in it’ll boot up in ubuntu and vice versa. but if dosent work then i’ll just have to transfer my data to the external and partition my disk with majority of the space. i dont know if i eplained it well enough. i hope you get my point. thanks.

i have windows xp by the way.
ok i checked my bios, and i dont have the usb option, what do i do? should i backup my primary hdd to my external and partition my primary and install linux.

need some help?

ok heres what im doing. i’ve just downloaded linux and ran the live cd and im gonna stick with it. so i want to install it and i just bought a external harddrive (320 GB simpletech harddrive) because i dont want to partition my drive and i want to install it on the external harddrive, but i dont know if its bootable or not so everytime i boot my machine and the usb cable is plugged in it’ll boot up in ubuntu and vice versa. but if dosent work then i’ll just have to transfer my data to the external and partition my disk with majority of the space. i dont know if i eplained it well enough. i hope you get my point. thanks.

i have windows xp by the way.
ok i checked my bios, and i dont have the usb option, what do i do? should i backup my primary hdd to my external and partition my primary and install linux.