[Novalug] VirtualBox flash drive (Jon LaBadie)
greg at pryzby.org
Mon Mar 26 22:15:29 EDT 2012
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM, Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 08:35:07PM -0400, Mark A. Metz wrote:
>> ditto Roger.
>> Plus, you might be able to get to a menu and choose from any recognized,
>> bootable device without changing the BIOS settings of "someone's" computer.
>> On 03/26/2012 07:01 PM, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
>> > Why not just boot directly into Linux? Avoid the overhead of the host system, etc.
>> > Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
> Well, the situation I was considering is visiting someone's home
> or place of business. For whatever reason they may not appreciate
> my shutting down their computer. And I might not be able to boot
> from USB without going into the BIOS.
Is VirtualBox on the drive? If not, then they need to have it
installed? Chances are they will have the free VMware and not
VirtualBox or if they have VB, they will allow you to reboot to your
That said, a tablet w/ a console is probably an easier solution ;)
>> > On 3/26/12 4:44 PM, "Jon LaBadie"<novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
>> >> Three things came together to stimulate this post.
>> >> 1. Various discussions on booting linux from a USB thumb drive
>> >> 2. Best Buy having a sale on SanDisk drives that stick out
>> >> only a quarter of an inch
>> >> 3. Seeing a few articles about putting a portable VirtualBox
>> >> onto a USB thumb drive and running linux as a guest
>> >> It would be nice to carry around a persistant copy of a linux
>> >> system. I see pros and cons about the approaches in 1&3. For
>> >> example, if I'm going to use someone's computer, would they be
>> >> happy about me shutting down their system and possibly mucking
>> >> with their BIOS to boot from a USB stick? On the other hand,
>> >> I think using a VirtualBox approach would be specific to the
>> >> OS. Or could multiple VB's (ones for linux, windows, and mac
>> >> hosts) be installed but all share a single guest linux?
>> >> Has anyone used the VB approach? Comments on it?
>> >> Jon
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