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I would like to run ubuntu on my external hard drive. I have got virtual box installed in the external hard drive and made a machine named ubuntu and installed the latest ubuntu version which i got from the .iso download. Now after much juggling around i got ubuntu running on the machine which i did the whole installation. When i move it to another machine the virtual box just woudnt open. What is the reason for this and how can i get the ubuntu run from whichever machine i plug in the external usb hard disk.

Thanks a lot for your answers in advance.

Best regards

Bhavan

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I don't think Virtual Box is really a portable program. It probably requires to be installed on every machine it runs as it needs a lot of low level hardware access. So you need to install it on the other machine first.

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It was possible to install VirtualBox on a USB device using Portable VirtualBox. I installed VirtualBox 3.2.4 and XP SP3 onto a USB stick - it and it works well. Unfortunately I cannot find anywhere to download it now.

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