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Cent OS, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and OpenSolaris on a Ext. USB HDD

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Hello Experts,

Is there a way I can install (NOT on the same disk or at the same time):

a) Cent OS
b) Ubuntu
c) OpenSolaris
d) Linux Mint

The above Operating Systems on my External USB Hard Drive ; basically I don't want to disturb the OS I have on my machine due to various reasons and can't risk dual boot ; I have successfully dual booted all of the above on my previous machines but was just thinking if this is possible to have either or all of them on One External USB HDD

If there is a way to install them onto a ext usb hdd and boot off that usb hdd (system supports usb boot) that would be great.

I tried doing once, but when I came to the screen where it says to install grub on, i was confused (not knowledgeable about grub commands or config settings)

Any Help would be appreciated

Also, I read some where that you can have a full workin linux on usb pen drive ? can we do this with open solaris ?

A how-to or step by step would be very very helpful.

Thanks and Regards
Kerem ERSOYNetwork and IT Manager

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