Red Hat / Fedora :: Move Hard Drive Installation To External Drive?

Mar 30, 2011

i have installed fedora 14 with so many libraries ,development tools installed on my pc but i usually have to present some projects which can run on my system .........and can't be executed or compiled due to absence of libraries and tools there so, i there some way to so that i can use this current installation on my hard drive of my pc to some external media like external hard disk and plug and use that installation anywhere on any system..

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Ubuntu :: Move Directory / File To External (usb) Hard Drive

Nov 11, 2010

i want to move a directory to an external hard drive this is what i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo mv -i LinuxCBT /mnt/EXTERNAL after that i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ ls so the file wasn't there anymore.. but i couldn't find it in my external hard drive.

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Mar 2, 2010

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May 10, 2011

I am having trouble booting ubuntu 11.04 from my external hard drive, i did a custom instal using the 11.04 CD.

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/dev/sda5 swap 4096mb (4gb)
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Jun 19, 2011

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# grub.conf generated by anaconda
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[code]....

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Oct 15, 2010

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