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Using VirtualBox to install Debian onto an external USB drive for Mac (afterecho.uk)
73 points by afterecho on Jan 28, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments

Does this work for Tails? Having a nightmare trying to get Tails working on Sierra.

Does anyone know a way to create Linux Live USBs from a Virtualbox? I have been searching for a way to create customized Linuxes for a youth hackathon to speed up the setup phase.

http://fai-project.org/ FAI is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and cloud environments.

Remastersys - used it last time when i needed this ^

thats what i did back in 2014, still using, updating regularly. vboxmanage internalcommands createwmdk -rawdisk is definitely useful!

Can one do the same for Windows? I remember having read that vhds could be live booted as well

I used this [https://www.easyuefi.com/wintousb/] to create a bootable USB Stick with Windows and use it with my MacBook Air for years now... even though I boot it like 5 times a year. Apples Drivers for Windows (you can get them from Bootcamp) are superb in my experience.

Looks like a real deal, thank you. mind if I ask you what your card was and what your speed experience eas?

I use a SanDisk Ultra Fit 128 GB ... As I am using it only occasionaly I did not do any benchmarks. However I would say it is fast enough to use it on a day to day basis. My colleague uses the same stick with his Lenovo machine and records and cuts 4 hours of podcasts every week. We are both very happy with our solution and like the idea of „pulling windows out“ of our machines. Bonus: You can backup/restore quickly by doing images of the card in your main OS.

You can do it with FlashBoot Free (no VHDs required): http://www.prime-expert.com/flashboot/

Thank you for changing the title..

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