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Mount a Virtual Box drive image (vdi)?

I have a VirtualBox harddisk, let's say here:

~/harddisk/ubuntu.vdi

How can I mount it using FUSE, so that it's accessible from the host PC?

Please assume that I've almost no knowledge about FUSE and mounting.

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A bit of googling and I found this (no idea how useful it is) mat.uniroma1.it/~caminati/mount_vdi.html –  hasenj Jan 2 '11 at 5:29
    
Similar post here –  karthick87 Jan 2 '11 at 7:23
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+1 Good question. Those two links above suggest it is only possible if you set up your virtual disc as "fixed size" rather than "variable size" –  8128 Jan 2 '11 at 8:04
    
reading may be successful to some point but writing to a variable sized VDI will destroy it. –  Takkat Jan 2 '11 at 8:12
    
Reading would be just fine. –  FUZxxl Jan 2 '11 at 8:24

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As a workaround, I would use Clonezilla to backup the partition to a file and then restore the partition into your other vm. I'm not familiar with FUSE but I am guessing that this is the general idea of what you need to do.

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I actually just wanted to access them in order to have a bridge to my virtual system. –  FUZxxl Jan 5 '11 at 11:40

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