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Thread: Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

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    Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

    Hi, can I boot Linux directly in Win7 by using a USB Stick (similar to using virtualbox - which doesnt run properly) without having to restart the computer?

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    Re: Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

    I don´t think it is possible,because to run from usb stick you have to select usb from BIOS.Maybe some one else knows better.
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    Re: Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Nope, not to my knowledge. As above; you need to boot from the USB.

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    Re: Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

    try using linux live usb programme to create the usb and when creating it add the virtualisation option. you can then run "virtualise this key" to run it in portable virtual box.
    see more info here: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/step4
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    Re: Can I boot Ubuntu from USB Stick without having to restart my computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    try using linux live usb programme to create the usb and when creating it add the virtualisation option. you can then run "virtualise this key" to run it in portable virtual box.
    see more info here: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/help/guide/step4
    Holy crap, that's awesome. I've been using Linux Live USB for a while and didn't know you could do that.

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