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Please help me install Ubuntu OS latest build (12.04) on a Kingston Data Traveler USB 8 GB (FAT32)

without having to restart and boot from the USB drive.

I want Ubuntu to load & run inside Win XP 32 Bit OS & Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS whenever, I insert my USB stick in any port, but I don't want to actually install it on the machine , I want it to run portably off the drive

Like how Win 7 Professional OS & Win 7 Ultimate OS have Win XP Mode for legacy software & is able to access, modify & save all file & folders of the host machine

But in this case I want to use the USB Stick, please tell me if its possible to access the files & folders of the local machine?

Specifically:

  1. How do I install Virtualbox 32bit on the USB drive?
  2. If I Start the Virtualbox from the USB drive, then,
  3. How do I create a new virtual machine for Ubuntu, and save it's virtual harddrive to the USB ?
  4. Could I use VMware Player or Virtual Clone Drive out of curiosity?

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I hope @Sepero you are here ????? –  Piyush Saxena Jul 6 '12 at 16:20
    
@Brandon Kreisel, Thanx for the Edit !!!!! –  Piyush Saxena Jul 6 '12 at 16:31
    
Portable VirtualBox –  Bob Jul 6 '12 at 16:39
    
@Bob Thanx, then, how do I install Ubuntu OS on USB, which one 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu OS ??????? –  Piyush Saxena Jul 6 '12 at 16:56

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I use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 with Daemon Tools Lite. Daemon Tools allows me to just boot up the .iso from a virtual cd, then once you boot up you can just install Ubuntu on to the virtual drive (which you create with Virtual PC).

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@Peter Maxwell, Thanx –  Piyush Saxena Jul 6 '12 at 21:56

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