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Updated this page feb 03 2013 - satellit

Install on a USB device

(2-GB or larger USB storage device needed to run VirtualBox Images)

One could modify the instructions at VMware#One_8-GiB_stick_with_2_partitions

  • Download VirtualBox OSE program, and install instead of VMPlayer.
  • Boot PC from stick, and run images on same or 2nd stick.

Virtualbox 3.2.1 on 16GB Toshiba USB Running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

This is a nice portable solution for a full Gnome Desktop and Sun Virtualbox 3.2.1 (works with Hp Pavillion "Vista"Notebook) I use it to create .vdi Hard Disk images for soas-v2-Blueberry

  1. install Ubuntu 9.10 [1] from CD to 16GB Toshiba USB (It will run on 8GB USB but very little room left for images)
  2. setup wireless networking
  3. Download VirtualBox: [2]
  4. Install Virtualbox

Have Fun! satellit 12/19/2009

Sugar not booting

I got Sugar to boot under VirtualBox 2.X / MacOS 10.5 following the recommended procedure. With VirtualBox 3.X something seems to be broken. Neither my old VDI nor a newly downloaded one will proceed to more than that black screen. Sad!

But don't despair: You need to get the installation ISO (380 MB) from the downloads page (Sugar on a Stick/Downloads). Add this as the CD-ROM to your virtual machine and set the first boot volume to this CD-ROM. Now Sugar works as before!

I want to give a response to the "Setup a Virtual Machine for Sugar on a Stick" (Mac Os)

I´ve installed the VirtualBox from step 1 - 6 and then i setup a virtual machine. I´ve watched the streamcast about that and i´ve done everything similar to the cast.

The Virtual Box starts, he wants to boot and then there´s a black window for hours ....

Does somebody have an idea what i´ve done wrong or what´s the problem about booting?


Greetings thor.sten