I currently have a dual boot arrangement on my primary (internal) HDD which includes Win7 and Ubuntu. I've also procured a 500 GB external USB HDD and was thinking of installing one or more distros on it.
- Would it behoove me to also install Grub to the external drive and then use my boot order option at machine startup to select the external HDD at a time of my choosing?
- It seems like adding multiple distros to a single bootloader on the internal drive could have some disadvantages should my internal drive fail?
- I suppose a usb stick drive would still be an option as a bailout plan but a fully operational and bootable install would seem even better. Is this sound logic or are there disadvantages to that plan I haven't considered?