Installing Ubuntu on external hard disk
If I were to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my 500GB external hard disk, will grub mess with the MBR of Windows 7 in my internal HD?
I once dual booted WindowsXP and Ubuntu in two different internal disks connected to the same PC. GRUB automatically became the default boot loader.
I don't want to mess with my windows7 installation. I just want Ubuntu on my external HD and GRUB should load only when I boot from my external HD.
Also, should the entire external HD be used for the installation or will a partition of say 30GB work.
I have my Windows 7 auto backup in the same external HD too. Does Windows make the external HD bootable or something while storing the system images and backup files in my external HD, because then installing Ubuntu also on the external HD might cause problems.