install on usb hdd

Andy Greenwood greenwood.andy at
Mon Feb 12 14:59:56 UTC 2007

On 2/10/07, Zoran Kolic <zkolic at> wrote:
> Howdy!
> I tried to install 6.2 amd64 on external usb hdd, but with no result.
> It is 2.5 WD and enclosure with two usb connectors for power. The box
> is not visible from bios at all, even when I use powered usb hub. Is
> it possible to install on external device like this? Product is from
> canyon. Should I buy another enclosure or look for internal 3.5 drive?
> Note: neither bios nor installation cd see the external drive. What
> could I do to have it working?

IIRC, you can only install to drives that the bios can see. You could
try finding a computer whose bios can see the drive and installing
from there. As long as you don't touch the internal drives on that
machine, everything *should* be safe. YMMV

>                                          Zoran
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