How can I install Ubuntu (14.10) portable on a hard disk/ssd and use it on multiple computers. Should be compatible with all BIOS versions (uefi etc.) And it should not be the live version of Ubuntu

I've got 2 windows 8.1 laptops and would be able to boot from Laptop A and save some data in Ubuntu. And then plug in the ssd in Laptop B and read the data etc.

  • we need more info on your setup...but I can definitely tell you that you never want to remove the linux-generic kernels...for they will help you connect it to any computer if using as a portable operating system
    – user175999
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:45
  • @user175999 Edited question.
    – Thomas Vos
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:47
  • So are you trying to read the data from Windows or Ubuntu?
    – user175999
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:51
  • @user175999 I jus want to boot with one ssd on more computers so Ubuntu should be installed portable on an ssd.
    – Thomas Vos
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:52
  • For a better answer, we should move this to chat...
    – user175999
    Apr 20, 2015 at 7:53

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You cannot install operating system on a portable disk. More info you can find on the web, but the only thing you should know that you really cannot install any OS on a portable disk.

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    It is possible.
    – Thomas Vos
    Apr 20, 2015 at 10:20
  • Well, at least microsoft OSes cannot be installed on portable disks.
    – Fructo
    Apr 20, 2015 at 10:23
  • This is no windows forum I want to install Ubuntu portable.
    – Thomas Vos
    Apr 20, 2015 at 10:24
  • Then just choose your portable HDD and install your operating system.
    – Fructo
    Feb 26, 2018 at 1:18

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