[Novalug] VirtualBox flash drive (Jon LaBadie)
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Mon Mar 26 21:47:32 EDT 2012
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.
> > 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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