Can I install openSUSE KDE from live cd on external hard drive?
I have an external USB3.0 hard drive, with an empty 250GB partition. Can I install the openSUSE 11.3 KDE desktop from the downloadable live cd(which I have burned to a DVD)? My internal hard drive has only 23GB of free space and Windows 7 is installed on it. I want to keep the Win7 and have SUSE as a dual boot option, the latter being installed on my external hard drive. Is this possible? If so, how can I pull this off?
But when I try to install it, and the installer gets to the partitioning part of the installation, it’s very confusing, and I don’t know how to tell it to simply install it to the empty partition on my external hard drive.
Ok, so I selected the empty partition of the external hard drive, installed SUSE there, and it wanted to restart without the CD in the drive. So I took out the CD, and pressed reboot. But it can’t boot from the external hard drive, it sais select proper boot device or insert media, I insert the CD and it just boots from the CD and starts all over again. The worst part is, the other partition of the external hard drive has dissappeared, even though it wasn’t in any way included in the setup proces, and windows can’t access it now. And I had VALUABLE data on it!!!. How can I boot from the hard disk so as to complete the SUSE installation?
Oh, and also, when i try to install opensuse in the booting se tion it says that the sytem might not boOt because the bootloader is installed on a partition that doesn not lie entirely under 128Gb.