[Mageia-discuss] Dual-booting Mageia

jpbfree jpierre.benoit at free.fr
Sat Dec 15 17:37:59 CET 2012

Le 15/12/2012 16:38, Anne Wilson a écrit :
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> A young man who has steadfastly used Windows all his life is at last
> beginning to wonder if he should try Linux.  I'm thinking that the
> best thing for him would be to put Mageia onto a usb drive - I have a
> spare cradle and a drive that I could wipe for him.  I've no qualms
> about the actual install, until it comes to the bit where it asks
> where to put the boot record.  Is drive A first sector the best place
> in this setup?  What would happen if he tried to boot without the new
> drive attached?
> I've never done it quite like this before, but since he is a laptop
> and tablet user, a second internal drive isn't an option, and he won't
> want to split his drive, as he is an artist/photographer so stores
> large files.
> Anyone care to advise me?  I don't want to offer this until I'm sure I
> can do it in a way that won't cause both of us hassle.
> Thanks
> Anne
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Don't know if this will help, but i made a USB key (should be the same 
with a usb drive)
close to what was once mdk/v everywhere.

here are the steps:
1/from my laptop I started with a live CD (live usb stick should work also)
2/boot on the live cd/stick and install the distib on the
    USB stick/drive as you would do for a internal drive.
3/when asked if you want to remove drivers for unused hardware say no 
(keep them).
4/ intall the boot sector on this stick/drive.
5/that's all

I did that on a cheap 32GB USB stick and in addition at install time I 
partitioned the key
and copy part of my /home on it (thunderbird and some documents/photos).

I booted my home server, my desktop machine and my
old iron of AcerAspire ONE with that key without problems.
(They all have different drive controler and different video cards).



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