I'm looking at the Install Guide
I will install Linux Lite to my external hard drive. But I don't want to erase Zorin OS. I have a partition already made that it can go into. The problem is How do I tell Linux lite to skip the internal hard drive and go into that partition on the external hard drive?
The way I first started doing this strange thing is something that some linux users don't agree about. I used my desktop computer so that I could easily disconnect the internal hard drive and then I used the default installer. Some linux people have told me doing this is fine "This is not windows and I do it all the time." lol While other Linux users told me this mythod is bad. "Your going to get a crap shoot of drivers" Who has got this right? I don't think it's good for the desktop to constantly be disconnecting power plugs just so I can get Linux to go where I want it to go. I've had some Linux people tell me "What your doing isn't natural" Eh real nice of them.
Then you got the other side "Linux is the customisers dream you can do whatever you want" roles eyes. I've had people tell me "Just use a VM machine." That's somethine else I need to learn but really if it's going to be that hard and time consuming it's no wonder more people isn't making the switch to Linux.
Once your an advanced user I can see how you would love to make VM machines. It's probably fun to try out multiple distros and stuff. But for a new user like myself that stuff is still well over my head. And you also got to consider time. Some people like myself work a very tiring 8 hour job. Other people got lots of time to just sit in front of a computer and experiment.
Now I'm going to contrast my experience.
I've used the desktop to install Zorin and then run it from my laptop. I've used my laptop to install it, and run it from my Laptop. Either way things seem to work the same. I get the same errors during install. LOL I experience the same bugs during operation. But I also have some really good days too. I'm typing you this from Zorin, and none of the small bugs kept me from getting done what I needed to get done. Soooooooooo In that respect it isn't so bad.
PS you can't run this Zorin hard drive on the desktop. The desktop won't boot up the external hard drive. Even if I could get it to boot it up, I couldn't get online with it. That will be another thread.