[SOLVED] Is it possible to install Mint xfce to virtual box from USB stick?
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Distribution: Debian derivitives switched to Mint from Ubuntu but play with them all time and brain permitting...
Is it possible to install Mint xfce to virtual box from USB stick?
I ran out of DVDs and am tring to figger out how to install Mint 15 XFCE in Virual Box using a USB flash drive. Aint found it on the net yet so here I iz.
Just doesn't seem possible in my mind.
Rig: Gigabyte MB with A4 3300 & 8gb pc1300 1tb hard drive and dvd burner.....Thanx %)SW
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
As has been pointed out if you have a .iso file then your easiest solution is to boot the VM from that -- there's no need to burn to a real drive when you're using .iso files with VirtualBox.
You can, however, boot from USB in VirtualBox by creating a virtual hard drive pointing at the real USB stick -- I can't find the Linux instructions I found but the principal is given here in this Windows example: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-a-...in-virtualbox/
I found it good for playing with a real instance of Puppy that I wanted to use with persistence in real machines and the VM.
I did this earlier today using the suggestions at the link below. It has instructions for windows and Linux. It didn't work as easily as it was supposed to and unfortunately, I didn't keep good notes. One thing to be careful of is to make sure you get the right drive, in the example it is /dev/sdb which may not be the case. I had to run the command as root even though it was created in a /home/user directory. Also I was not able to access the usb.vmdk file in VBox which was in the .VirtualBox directory. There is a link on that page to the source where the person who wrote it obtained the info for an earlier version of VBox.