VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
02. Virtual Box: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
03. Virtual Box Extension Pack – The Extension Pack basically enables the USB 2.0 ∓ 3.0 ports, with lots of other features.
I assume, you have already installed Yosemite, VirtualBox, and the VirtualBox Extension Pack as well. Follow the below steps for USB Boot with VirtualBox:
Steps to follow:
On your OSx, open a Terminal Window and List all your device and identify your USB drive:[[email protected]]$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage OSx 499.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS OSx +499.0 GB disk1 Logical Volume on disk0s2 A1AA1EC0-33FF-42A4-B9F0-FAKE99D91ED4 Unencrypted /dev/disk2 (disk image): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme +99.6 MB disk2 1: Apple_HFS VirtualBox 99.6 MB disk2s1 /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *128.0 GB disk3 1: Windows_NTFS IRONKEY 128.0 GB disk3s1
You will see a list like the above. According to the above list, My USB is /dev/disk3 (Windows_NTFS IRONKEY).
Lets unmount the disk now:
VirtualBox process can only read/write files owned by the current user you are logged with. Mac OS X puts root as owner. With this default, you won’t be able to import the disk file that we are going to create. So the solution is too change the permission of the device:
Keep in mind to change the “user” to your username
Now create a disk file:[[email protected]localhost]$ VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/Documents/usbdrive.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/disk3
RAW host disk access VMDK file ~/Documents/usbdrive.vmdk created successfully.
Add the VMDK
Now add this vmdk file to your Virtual Media Manager (⌘D) or add as an "Use existing hard drive" to your Virtual Machine.
In case you get an Error while adding this drive like shown below:
Just unmount the disk again. The disk could have mounted back to the OS.
Thats all for this!