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Windows 7: Booting flash drive in VirtualBox

06 Mar 2018   #1
Botard

Windows 7 guest, Debian host
 
 
Booting flash drive in VirtualBox

Good day to all!

Is this possible? There's a usb controller in VirtualBox setting that I can add but I can't mount the flash drive.


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06 Mar 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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06 Mar 2018   #3
Botard

Windows 7 guest, Debian host
 
 

Hello Snick,
Thanks for your quick reply. I'm having problem no bootable medium found, figuring out this statement from your link now, "Note that the USB device must be the first hard disk in your virtual machine or VirtualBox won’t boot from it."
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06 Mar 2018   #4
Botard

Windows 7 guest, Debian host
 
 

It booted now! Problem with Rufus in writing Debian image was solved by Yumi. Thanks again Snick for that link!
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06 Mar 2018   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Awesome!

You may have been using the incorrect image. See hyperlink below.

Nonetheless, I'm glad that you resolved your issue!

Happy Computing!!!

Creating bootable Debian with Rufus: Unsupported image error
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