boot from raw image file without vmdk?

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boot from raw image file without vmdk?

Postby Harridu » 30. Jan 2012, 08:15

How can I boot from a raw image file without reformatting or creating a vmdk image?

Just as an example, I would like to insert a USB stick and boot it in Virtualbox. Using kvm this is no problem, e.g.

kvm -m 1024 -drive file=/dev/sdg,if=virtio,boot=on -net nic -net tap -vnc :1 -usbdevice tablet

This is a must-have feature in my virtualization environment. Any helpful comment would be highly appreciated.
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Re: boot from raw image file without vmdk?

Postby Perryg » 30. Jan 2012, 15:33

Not possible AFAIK. VirtualBox does not support USB booting.
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Re: boot from raw image file without vmdk?

Postby Harridu » 31. Jan 2012, 00:01

Support for raw image files would be a big improvement. Keep it simple.
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