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Date:      Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:09:58 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        moogle <willardmoogle@gmail.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to install FreeBSD to USB-HDD?
Message-ID:  <20140121040958.3c757523.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:30:18 +0800, moogle wrote:
> Hi:
> 
>    I am new to FreeBSD. For working, I have to use Windows OS, and I konw
> FreeBSD is very strong, so I want to install FrssBSD to my USB-HDD(because
> the notebook is belong to my Company). I have read the official document,
> and research for 3 weeks. I have failed to finished it.
>     Waiting for your help.

You should be able to install FreeBSD on an external disk as long
as the notebook is able to _boot_ from that disk. You can start the
installation via USB stick and add additional software using the
Internet. The installation process is described here:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall.html

Follow the instructions, it doesn't really matter if you deal with
a build-in disk or SSD, or if you're installing to a USB HDD.
Just make sure you _really_ install to the external disk so
your employer doesn't get offended if you overwrite the
"Windows". :-)

You'll find excellent help and support on this list as long as
you try to provide details on what you've tried (which OS version,
which media, what steps performed), what the results where
(displayed messages), and how you continued.





-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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