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Old 01-15-2011
Installing UNIX and booting from External Hard Drive

I have a new project being kicked off next month and i should learn UNIX fast. I have never used UNIX before so i have the following questions:

1) Is any UNIX free to install?
2) Can i install and boot UNIX from an External Hard Drive (The system board on my laptop crashed so i took the hard drive out and it works fine as an external hard drive)
3) What are the steps to install UNIX on an external hard drive.

I really appreciate your help.
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Old 01-15-2011
Download the ubuntu or any other free distribution from their webiste
and burn the image to cd or DVD and first run it as live CD (live cd means you dont have to install it in your hard disk)

for more information just search in this forum. you will get more and more details
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Old 01-15-2011
some notes:

- unix != UNIX != linux
- maybe a virtualizer tool is more handy (vmware, virtualbox)
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