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How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I can boot it on different computers? [duplicate]

I need to be able to use Ubuntu on different computers with my external hard drive, with varying devices. And it needs to be a full (normal..ish) install. (No bootable+overlayfs persistence for me!) ...
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Install Ubuntu on an external SSD [duplicate]

I've been unable to install OSX onto an SSD (I tried two different drives, internally and externally), and I'd now like to see if installing Ubuntu might work. I have a Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 17.04 to an external drive [duplicate]

I am pretty new to this and I am trying to boot Ubuntu from a 1Tb extra hard drive. I have the iso installed already but not sure where to go from there. I've read about burning it to the external ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on external HDD [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Seagate 1 TB (external hard drive). I created one partition for my files leaving about 100 GB unallocated for Ubuntu's installation. I followed steps in this ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external USB drive [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an external Toshiba 3.0 2TB hard drive, but after the install my computer will not boot to the hard drive. The computer doesn't even recognize the hard drive ...
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Fix Ubuntu/Windows dual boot with an external USB drive [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed and I installed Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive. The idea was to connect the USB drive and turn on the computer whenever I need the Ubuntu environment, ...
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Is there a way to install Ubuntu completely on a portable external HDD and boot into it on any computer/laptop? [duplicate]

I found this tutorial but ended up with an unbootable Ubuntu which loads into GNU GRUB command prompt and cannot proceed further. Is there a reliable way to do this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 on external hdd as the only hdd [duplicate]

I have a laptop that the internal HDD is dead in. My question is how would I install Ubuntu on a new external HDD and have the laptop boot from it without an internal drive being installed. I've ...
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Install Ubuntu on removable hard drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on a removable hard driver, so that when I remove the hard drive and turn on my computer, there exist no signs of Ubuntu (I mean no grub or something else). But when I connect ...
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Installing and Running Ubuntu Off of an External HDD [duplicate]

So I was told by an IT guy a while back that if I wanted to run Ubuntu without the risk of messing with my existing Windows computer and all of its files, I could simply install and run it off of an ...
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External hard drive installation of Ubuntu wipes itself with every restart [duplicate]

So I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 from an external hard drive attached via USB to my Windows 10 machine. I boot it by using a Ubuntu USB booter and choosing the 'Linux' option from Windows' 'Advanced ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Windows 10 on a drive with only a few gigs of free space? [duplicate]

I bought a cheap HP laptop just for the internet. Well, the hard drive is only about 30 gigs. Big problem, because so is Windows 10 with new updates. In fact there's not enough room on the drive to ...
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New Ubuntu Install on flashdrive not booting properly [duplicate]

Due to various reason, I have been in need to install Ubuntu on a thumb drive. I have been trying for the last few days or so to install Ubuntu (Not the "LIVE CD" ) on a flashdrive. Everytime I try ...
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Install Ubuntu on an external hard drive [duplicate]

If I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive USB 3.0 is it gonna be slow to work on and do some gaming (Metro, borderlands etc.)?
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does it matter if its internal or external usb hdd? [duplicate]

Can i install ubuntu(any flavor at that) onto am external hdd and will it run normally? If so what are the procedures and how do i do it? I wanted to install into a usb external hdd

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