USB Booting in VirtualBox

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milon
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USB Booting in VirtualBox

Post by milon » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:52 am

VirtualBox doesn't officially support USB booting, but if you're like me and you're interested in testing all things USB & ReactOS, check out this guide:
http://www.howtogeek.com/187721/how-to- ... irtualbox/

Essentially, you need to:
1. Prepare a flash drive to boot with Rufus
2. Get the PhysicalDrive#
3. Create a .VMDK (a virtual drive that points to the physical USB drive)
4. Boot it in VirtualBox (make sure to give it Admin rights!)

I even made an AutoIT script to create a .VMDK for any given flash drive, and I'll post it if there's interest. I've been doing some testing with a generic/cheap 1GB flash drive, and I'm hitting a lot of write errors. I'd be really interested to know what kind of progress others make with this.

Cheers!

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