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As long as you ensure you install the bootloaded (grub) on the hard disk you're installing Ubuntu on, there is absolutely no problem!) I've even installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive on my own machine and then moved that to the internal hard drive of another machine multiple times and it just works (unlike Windows)
From the terminal issue the following commands. mkdir Windows sudo mount -o ro /dev/sdb1 Windows Note: some questions are too simple to require a long drawn out answer. My apologies if this ends up in the Low Quality Answer queue.
The answer to your first question is yes, but then replacing your previous hdd with the newly installed hdd may cause severe problems. As an example consider that you installed Ubuntu in new HDD when connected externally and grub was installed in old HDD, when you remove old HDD and replace it with new HDD, it won't boot any OS because grub is missing. If ...
Probably yes; I've done the same, if you run fsck over USB it can take all day + for a big drive. Leave it running, or else dismantle it & use a SATA link - it will be much faster in the end!
Edit: As pointed out by @ElderGeek, in order to make the drive mountable read/write it's unuseful to plug the HDD back into Windows and to just safe remove it, you'll need to remove the hibernation file as well. But since you need to only mount the filesystem read-only, refer to his post fot the correct way to do such thing. To remove the hibernation file, ...
Thanks for the comments. The problem was with the hub itself. There was an issue with the power input jack that gave a not so consistent power supply to the hub, hence disks kept showing on and off. Fixed that, all working now.
Before Installing Ubuntu Disable Secure Boot in BIOS setting and Disable Fast Shutdown in Windows. Note : Read step 10 carefully, the image of step 10 doesn't show what is written Follow these steps : Step 1 : Download ubuntu 14.04 from here Step 2: Create a bootable usb stick on windows (Click here for guide) Step 3: Attach external HDD to USB (if not ...
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