Looking for confirmation if I can install elementary OS. I've set up an empty VM in VirtualBox 5.0.8 (OSX host) and will download the files, set up the USB stick. It should work. Any warnings or cautions I've missed?
If you want to install
elementary OS as guest on OS X ( host)
In this case, you no need to create a live usb or something to install. The only one you need is
Here are instructions to install:
Create Virtual Machine
Open VBox --> Select New --> click on Next until you create VM.
(If you want to do any changes to default options, you can change)
Now we need to install directly from
.iso(to avoid creating live usb/cd)
If you have only
live usb, and no
.isothen head straight to Note at the bottom)
.isofile in a particular location.
Now close Virtual Machine (not VBox) and
open settings --> storage --> select Adds Optical Drive (green + with disk image)
Clicl on Choose disk and navigate to location of
.isofile and click on Open and then click on OK
Now close settings and start Virtual Machine
VirtualBox itself does not support booting from a USB device. But there is a way, for that see my post in Ask Ubuntu.
You do not have to make an USB stick for installing on Virtualbox. Just download the ElementaryOS image and install a new VM in Virtualbox.
To create a new VM in Virtual box click the new button, select linux and Ubuntu in the initial screen. Follow the rest of the steps.
hope this helps