Bootloader is no issue.
The existing setup works very well with Standard. Since the BIOS detects the device when the notebook starts up, all I did was write LILO to the USB device and then set the boot order on the notebook. If the USB device is plugged in, it becomes the first boot device. If it's not plugged in, the hard drive on the notebook is the first boot device.
A working installer for this type of setup will be much appreciated. Danke!
OK.. I just tried this because I had some time to try to debug this,
I have an external USB drive that I use most of the time to boot ISO's and as backup drive for all kinds of things. Downloaded an old beta1 ISO and booted it up, the installer even the old code shows my external drive as available target partitions.
Tried a newer ISO, and it does too.
My internal drive is /dev/sda and external is /dev/sdb.
I dont know what is different about your device. Can you give us information about it... ? interface, make, model, current partition table print out
Can someone else with another device try this?