Admin Tools – How to test booting from USB in Virtual Machine

Once you have done building USB Bootable Image, you need to test whether it is working.
In this blog, i am using VM to test booting from USB disk.

Hypervisor does not support booting from USB, but you can use ISO Boot Manager such as Plop Boot Manager to boot from CDROM and redirect to boot from Physical USB disk.


Pre-Requisites:

  1. Download Plop Boot Manager and extract plpbt.iso

 

Hypervisor: VMware Workstation

  1. Create a new Virtual Machine

  2. If hardware device USB Controller is not added, you need to add it

  3. Configure USB Controller Settings:

USB Compatibility to USB 2.0/3.0
Note: USB 1.1 does not work

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  1. Configure CD/DVD to use ISO image to plpbt.iso

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  1. Power on Virtual Machine and it boots from CD/DVD ISO

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 6. If USB Disk is not connected, right click on USB icon and select Connect (Disconnect from Host)

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  1. In Plop Boot Manager, select USB and press ENTER

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  1. If there is error on PLOP USB Boot, restart VM and try again.

Otherwise, it will boot from USB

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Hypervisor: Oracle VirtualBox

Pre-Requisites:

  1. Oracle VirtualBox Extension Pack must be installed

File –> Preferences –> Extensions

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Steps:

  1. Create a new Virtual Machine and Open VM Settings

  2. Configure CD/DVD to use ISO image to plpbt.iso

  3. Configure USB

– Check Enable USB Controller

– Uncheck Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller

 Note: PLOP Boot Manager fails to boot USB when USB 2.0 is enabled.

– In USB Device Filters, Add USB Device

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  1. Power on Virtual Machine and it boots from CD/DVD ISO

  2. In Plop Boot Manager, select USB and press ENTER

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 6. VM boots from USB

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Hypervisor: Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V (2008 to 2012 R2) does not support USB Devices

 

Updated: 29/09/2014 — 8:10 PM

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