The question is simple and straightforward
How do you boot into virtualbox using usb?
I have attached
usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot.
But it is not possible to boot from an USB drive even when attached (reference) .
Would this be possible with an external device?
Virtualbox itself does not support booting from a usb device To boot from a usb device another bootloader is required The steps below provide one possible way to accomplish this
- Download Plop Boot Manager (currently v5.0.15)
- Extract the file
plpbt.isofrom the ZIP archive and save it somewhere.
Open the settings for the virtual machine and attach the ISO file:
Add a filter for the USB device:
Boot the VM and select the "USB" option in the menu:
If everything went well the machine should now boot from the usb device