tag: USB Boot

VirtualBox: Boot a virtual machine from a USB

6 Aug, 2011 - 1 minutes
I wanted to install some software on to an OS which was installed on a USB flash drive, so I created a virtual machine that booted up of the USB drive. I found it needed root permissions, and it is probably a good idea to un-mount the device before hand. VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ./HardDisks/USB-test.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sdd Once you’ve done this, you then need to set this new virtual hard drive as a virtual machines hard drive.