All the guides I've read on installing Ubuntu to an external drive strongly recommend unplugging the internal drive before installation. Is there a way around this? I have a Macbook Pro, and I'd really prefer not having to open and take my SSD out.
Given the flexibility of Linux, I would imagine there's a way to ignore the internal drive during the installation.
And I'd at least be interested in the explanation why this isn't possible, if that's the case :)