Distribute USB images by default for all virtual machines
It's possible to start VirtualBox from both:
A physical USB stick, after doing some not-too-complicated magic on the command line:
Users can use the Persistent Storage on the physical USB stick out of the box.
A USB image, after converting it to VDI on the command line and increasing its size:
$ VBoxManage convertdd eos-eos3.0-amd64-amd64.161024-144409.base.img eos.vdi
When creating a Persistent Storage, I got:
Error: Tails is running from non-USB / non-SDIO device.
Probably something that could be fixed.
In both cases, users also have to remove
Double-check whether we could workaround the need to remove
Once we get there we could advertize USB image only for virtual machines as virt-manager works fine with USB images as well. I didn't test GNOME Disks.
Stats from WhisperBack reports in 2019 and 2020:
- For QEMU where USB images are already available, half of users choose them despite not being the default download.
- Some people already running VirtualBox from a physical or virtual USB stick.