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    Default putting BT4 on an external hard drive

    For starters, this is my External Hard Drive (Link

    Okay, I've been using BT3 for a couple of years now, and I've been wanting to give BT4 a spin, however I don't want to burn a DVD for it.

    Also, I only have a single 1GB Flash Drive so that won't work.

    I do however have a 500GB External that I use for every day storage. It's got ~100GB full at the moment but I don't want to delete any of that stuff.

    Is there any way that I can partition some space for BT4 on it, preferably with Gparted? And then would it even be able to boot properly if I do this?

    *Also as a side note, Should I do Live USB or Persistent USB when doing this? Which do you think would be better?

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    Default Re: putting BT4 on an external hard drive

    Yeah, that should work. Just set-up a partition on you external drive (8GB should be suffiencient for an evaluation spin of BT4). Format that partion FAT32 and use Unetbootin to install BT4 on it.

    I recommend a persistent USB installation. Good luck.

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    Default Re: putting BT4 on an external hard drive

    Installing it like a USB didn't work so I went and installed it like you would normally install an OS.
    But apparently, It will only boot if I remove my Hard Drive. Probably because I'm using Grub with BT and using NTDLR with Windows

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    Default Re: putting BT4 on an external hard drive

    Yikes!! You shouldn't have to remove your HDD. During boot go into BIOS settings and make USB boot the first option.

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