[Live-demo] How to boot a usb stick in Vbox

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 14:58:15 PST 2015

I think this is a very good solution, so we can actually print one kind 
of usb drives.


On 03/06/2015 12:07 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> Not really for the beginner but potentially useful for advanced users on
> Macs. These links demonstrate how to take a normally bootable usb stick
> and boot it in a Virtual Machine directly from the device.
> I think this partially solves the not being able to boot from usb on
> Macs. Though normally if someone came up with a Mac I would offer to
> drop the mini iso onto the stick for them too. So I think we should
> check the license and consider shipping Vbox installers on usb sticks.
> https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Installation/Outdated/USB-Stick#How_to_boot_the_USB-Stick_in_a_VirtualBox.3F
> http://www.howtogeek.com/187721/how-to-boot-from-a-usb-drive-in-virtualbox/?PageSpeed=noscript
> http://www.howtogeek.com/97923/how-to-boot-a-vmware-virtual-machine-from-a-usb-drive/?PageSpeed=noscript
> Thanks,
> Alex
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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