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Create VM from Bootable Live USB Drive

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I have an external SSD USB Drive which I've already setup as a portable bootable live linux distro (Slackware-Based Porteus).

http://www.porteus.org/

 

How can I create a VM in unraid which runs off of this external SSD USB Drive?

 

Basically, this will serve as my Personal Portable OS.......But I would also like to just plug it into my Unraid home server box and fire it up as in a VM...this way I can work with it at home also.

 

Also would be nice to have a way to test Live Boot USB Drives.

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Connecting a bootable USB drive to KVM or VirtualBox virtual machine on Linux

 

I found this article which outlines how to do it using KVM or VirtualBox....and I know Unraid VM environment is KVM

BUT....

 

There is a step here I do not know how to do using the Unraid VM template.....It asks to point the OS Install path directly to the USB Drive path instead of an ISO file. In Unraid....it ONLY appears allow me to choose an ISO file for this field.

Any ideas?

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I believe you can manually type in your own path to whatever source you want. Give it a try and let us know.

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17 hours ago, GHunter said:

I believe you can manually type in your own path to whatever source you want. Give it a try and let us know.

Figured it out. Thanks! Your tip led me in the right direction

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