USB stick with Grml

pingu3For the installation of the remastered Grml to an USB-stick use "Install new ISO to USB device" of "Remaster Grml". If in doubt "Calculate size ... of new ISO" will show you the minimal size for the 1st partition of the USB device.

This installation already supports persistency (/ union, not encrypted) on the 2nd partition of the USB device.

Testing within VirtualBox

  • At the end of the installation unplug the USB-stick within VirtualBox and shutdown Grml
  • Reinsert USB-stick and register it in your Host as an USB-disk for VirtualBox:
VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename \
~/VirtualBox\ VMs/kingston.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sdX

Change the commandline as you need, especially "/dev/sdx"! Now you can take this USB-disk as boot-device in VirtualBox and test the stick.