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Re: virtual machine from USB stick (virt-manager & qemu/kvm)

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> wrote:
> [Resending, as this doesn't seem to have made it to the list]
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 10:39:19AM +0300, Eugene Zhukov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to create a VM with Windows 7. Is there a way to do that from USB stick? It is a ~10GB corporate Windows package.
> I presume the USB stick is your install medium? That is, you're not
> trying to install TO the USB stick, but you're trying to install FROM
> the USB stick TO a virtual machine on your hard drive.

> In that case, when creating your VM in Virtual-Manager, add your target
> device as Disk 1, then also add a USB Host Device, selecting the USB
> stick as your device. Now, boot the virtual machine and install as if on
> a real machine (i.e. following the installer's manual).
I'm using Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.5. When I'm going through create
new VM wizard it doesn't even have USB stick option, the only local
options are CDROM, DVDROM or ISO image.

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