Forum Thread: Virtual Box to Live USB (Kali Linux)

Virtual Box to Live USB (Kali Linux)

Hey, guys! Hope you are staying out of trouble.

What I want to know is; is it possible to transfer a virtual box machine(which is Kali Linux 2.0 here) to work in live usb mode?

I have been using kali on virtual box(host: windows 7) since the beginning, but I've always had problems of memory, speed, storage with it. So, I want to use it in live usb mode so that it can take in use all my computer's RAM along with other advantages it offers.

So, would I have to start with a whole new machine in usb mode? or is there a way with which I can transfer my current Virtual Box machine to work as live usb?

Please answer quickly.
Thank You.

2 Responses

Just make bootable USB with Kali Linux 2.0 and select "Live" or something like that from First-Boot menu.

This excellent post by OTW shows how to clone a drive bit-by-bit using the dd command. I presume it will succeed with a virtual drive as well.

You can then reimage the USB stick with the copy and work away.

TRT

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