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How to run Linux USB on Virtual Machine ?

Hi all,

I need help with running my LInux Scientific OS from USB on my Windows 7 VMware Workstation (or VirtualBox).

How do I configure Workstation or Virtual box to read the contents of USB drive and boot in the same manner as it does when I boot from BIOS?

I need to switch from HDD to USB in BIOS everytime I want to switch Operating Systems which is time consuming... I want to use Linux from USB while in Windows 7.

Is this possible?

Thanks!
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  1. If you Google "virtualbox usb boot linux" you will find loads of suggestions on how to do this. But why not just install the Linux on a virtual disk? So much easier.
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  3. Ijack said:
    If you Google "virtualbox usb boot linux" you will find loads of suggestions on how to do this. But why not just install the Linux on a virtual disk? So much easier.


    I searched a lot but cannot find something that seems right...

    You see, I have a USB stick (work stuff) and it contains Linux Scientific with various files on it which I need to run and accessed. It's a pre-build OS for special cause. If I install Linux on Virtual disk I will get just the Linux OS and will not have any files which I need.

    Instead of booting from BIOS all the time I want to work on my Windows 7 Desktop

    Any suggestions on this?
  4. Plop Boot Manager seems to be the correct thing... Will test it out and let you know! Thanks for answers!!
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