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    install onto external drive?

    Is it possible to install PPC Fedora onto an external drive? Can you boot to that external drive at boot with an iBook G4? Anyone know if this is possible? Thanks.

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    It's certainly possible to install Fedora on any drive you want, booting to it is a function of the Mac's hardware. If you can boot OS X from an external drive, there's no reason you couldn't boot Linux.
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    I think you'd have to hold the "F" or "U" key while booting, but it should work...
    FYI if it won't install to USB then sometimes you have to boot with
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    Okay the linux expert option did not work. The install still only sees the internal drive as an option in the GUI installation. It loads the proper usb modules, which is good. But still the drive isn't seen. I'm going to keep hacking at it.

    I figured out that if you hold down the "option" key, you get to the open firmware boot menu on this iBook. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to pick "boot to usb" from there, but I could certainly make a boot cd that tells the computer to look to the USB drive I suppose.

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    Hmmm... Have you partitioned the disk?
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    Re: install onto external drive?

    Install libvirtd and use the virtual machine capability to install to the external hard drive from the install DVD. That works great.

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    Re: install onto external drive?

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