At this point I had installed Linux Mint KDE in Vmware from ISO and wondered if there was an easy way to boot from USB. I have over 20 usb with different versions and operating systems on it.

Can I use a USB to boot from and install any operating system in vmware?

I was in luck when I found a great article on virten.net. I will be describing his/her steps here and follow the guide in the movie. As websites tend to disappear I want to keep this great tip for later.

  1. Open Edit virtual machine settings
    1-open-edit-virtual-machine -vmware
  2. Select Options tab
  3. Open Advanced
  4. Enable Boot with EFI instead of BIOS
    2-enable-boot- with-efi-vmware
  5. Click save
  6. Startup this guest operating system
  7. Rightclick the USB disk icon at the right bottom corner
  8. Select Connect (Disconnect from Host)
    3-disconnect-vmware
  9. Power off the virtual machine
    4-poweroff
  10. Rightclick the virtual machine and select Power > Power On to Firmware
    5-rightclicktab-vmware
  11. Power On to Firmware
    5-rightclicktab-power-on-to-firmware
  12. Select EFI USB Device and press Enter

6efi-usb-device

 

Contents of movie

  • How to install via USB
  • Setup of vmware machine
  • Follow the steps from the guide to be able to boot to usb
  • this is without the installation of Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3

 

 

Contents of movie

  • Same movie as above but here I do show the installation screens of linux mint 17.3
  • How to install via USB
  • Setup of vmware machine
  • Follow the steps from the guide to be able to boot to usb
  • this is WITH the installation of Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3

 

 

 

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