System from a usb stick without separate installation. The Installation Files of VirtualBox. Need administrator rights to run Portable-VirtualBox.
Unless you do significant surgery. The reason is that Homebrew strongly insists on installing packages into /usr/local. In fact, even if you forced it to install somewhere else, you are likely to break dependencies when you use brew install to install packages. Most if not all of these packages are pre-compiled and linked expecting to live in /usr/local. The reason for this insistence is that /usr/local is precisely where POSIX recommends that stuff like this gets installed. In order to create /usr/local Homebrew needs temporary admin credentials to create the directory and assign ownership. This, in turn, is what allows you to install anything else without elevating credentials.
I modified the install script to not use sudo and to use a directory of your choice. Download that, set YOUR_HOME in the script to the absolute path.
Chmod +x the script. Create the YOUR_HOME/usr/local directory. Then, execute the script../install.rb In.bash_profile, I set (I'm not positive this is important, pretty sure): export HOMEBREW_PREFIX=/The/path/to/YOUR_HOME/usr/local Now, I can: brew install wget Make sure the bin directory, YOUR_HOME + /usr/local/bin is on your $PATH.
As we walk in the year 2010, Operating systems are not machine specific anymore. Which marks a new era in the beginning of cloud based Operating system. But sometimes the cloud can be a little difficult to maintain, especially when you prefer using a USB stick for doing your day to day tasks with the computer, taking backups, moving files and working in multiple computers like in Office, home or may be some other place. Thus sometimes you may need an operating system that would be portable, so that you can run it from your removable drive and from any computer. We have covered earlier, which lets you carry a “self made system environment” in your USB drive. But Mojopack is not any operating system and it depends upon the host computer where you would be using it. What if we could install and carry an operating system of our choice from the USB drive?
The answer: Virtual box made portable. The idea here is to install Virtualbox in your USB drive and use it to install a guest operating system. With this portable virtual disk, you can use this system in any computer you want. How to Make VirtualBox Portable 1. Smart3dcapture Download. To install Virtualbox in your removable drive, go to vbox and (957 Kb). Choose the version 3.0 as shown below. Run the set up and it will ask you for a location to unzip the files.
Extract all the files to your USB drive. The setup will extract all the files required to set up virtualbox in your USB drive. Now open the “Portable-Virtualbox” folder from the removable drive and double click the set up file as shown below. Now you will be shown something like this 5. Select the checkboxes “ Extract the files for a 32 bit system” and “ Extract the files for a 64 bit system“. You can also choose to compress the files to save some precious space in your removable drive. Click the “ Download Installation file for Virtualbox” button.
Immediately after that, you will see that the application has started downloading the setup files required to install portable Virtualbox. Wait for the download to finish. You will see a notification right in the middle of the screen and also in the system tray. It would take some time to download the Virtualbox files. After the download is over, you will see a prompt as shown below 9. Now open your removable drive again and you would see a new icon named as “Virtual Box” (not to be confused with Portable Virtualbox icon). Double click it and you will see the usual Virtualbox wizard.
Complete the wizard and you are done with the installation part of portable Virtualbox in the removable drive. Install a Portable Operating System in your Removable Drive Now that Virtualbox is in your removable drive, you can easily create a virtual hard disk and install any operating system such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux etc. Start the virtual Box program and you can create a virtual hard disk. Save this hard disk in your removable drive as you would be using it from the USB drive only.
Now here are some useful guides on how to install a new operating system with Virtualbox: • • • Once you are done with the installation part you can carry the Operating system in the removable drive and use it on multiple computers. That concludes the tutorial on installing a portable operating system in your USB stick. I’ve previously written on how to install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10, install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.04 and install VMware Tools, but installing VirtualBox has a few of its own benefits. One, it is actually Open Source / Free Software whereas VMware is freeware.
This is very important to a lot of people, myself included. When possible I prefer to run the “Free Stuff” vs the lock-in, trade-secrets, we-don’t-get-how-open-source-can-save-us stuff.
VirtualBox will do that for us. It has also been found that VirtualBox can be faster thanVMware Server in many cases. I haven’t done any direct side-by-side comparisons, but many of the articles that I have read refer to this.
If anyone is able to do some direct testing I would be interested in hearing about it. When I run “Virtual Box” after downloading, it goes through an install/setup process. If you choose to install to your USB drive, or local C:, it goes through the same process. It installs the necessary services, creates start menu entries, etc. Basically it DOES install to the right directory (your thumb drive), but not all the necessary components go there as well. The thing that gets me is: Why would it create start menu entries if it’s portable?
It should “know” that it’s not going to be used on that system. I just tried this yet again. The boxes were definitely checked. The download goes smoothly. The VirtualBox Setup Wizard start up as shown, but conveniently the instructions leave off there. It says to go through the wizard lots of help there The setup program shows the install location as: C:Program FilesSunxVM VirtualBox, This is what I mean by “just a virtual box installer that installs to your PC”.
No matter what you set that location to, it installs VBox to your computer. It shuts down your internet and installs the networking components. It goes through a virtualbox install just like any other. Please tell me I’m doing something wrong. Sounds like someone needs to go to the drawing board and map out the logic. The crosstalk in pseudocode is getting stupid, god help us when people start using OS syntax like corpspeak buzz words.
I can see someone being able to run Virtualbox on a LiveUSB of an OS, and I could see the benefits of being able to have multiple guest OSes running on ‘that’. But the base problem is finding a version of Virtualbox that can run on a USB connected to ANY OS it gets plugged in tono breadcrumbs, no OS reliance, no trail.
Until that happens this is all academic outhouse lawyer talk. Now who’s got the toilet paper so I can get up?