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getting vmware to boot from usb


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I'm trying to make a bootable usb drive and it would be good to test it with vmware but by default it doesn't support booting usb drives.

I've read a few sites that say it isn't possible and a few that give solutions which involve mapping the usb to a drive on the vmware and booting that.

Has anyone here figured out an easy way to do it?

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Couldn't you just boot it on your system locally?

I want to play with the start up scripts and auto hardware detect stuff and so if I make a change I don't want to have to shut the pc down boot it, test it and then restart the machine again. That is why I wanted to get vmware working so I could just hit the restart button and see what happens.

I've tested my only other spare machine and even with the newest bios it won't boot from usb.

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Convert the image on the USB stick into a VMware image and use VMware to boot from that, should work as that is how I tested some operating systems on VMware which would be placed on compact flash.

Do you have any links to info on how to do that? I'm sure I could google some up but if you have any that you know work it would save effort and potential red herrings.

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Convert the image on the USB stick into a VMware image and use VMware to boot from that, should work as that is how I tested some operating systems on VMware which would be placed on compact flash.

Do you have any links to info on how to do that? I'm sure I could google some up but if you have any that you know work it would save effort and potential red herrings.

there is on in IronGeeks vids page

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