I'm trying to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10. I tried to
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-fuse
but it complains about not finding the package.
Converting it to raw is not really an option for me, I don't have enough free space.
virtualbox-fuse was deleted from apt repository. You can download it from Launchpad, and install it. Once you download it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, navigate to where the file was downloaded, and run the command(s) below:
Once installed, you can mount the vdi by typing
Note: virtualbox-fuse depends on virtualbox 4.1.18, and will not work with 4.2. Thanks to Marius.
This is not correct! The 4.1-version of "vbfuse" is compatible to the 4.x line of the official virtualbox versions.
Just download the virtualbox-fuse package, but don't install it with:
Instead, simply copy the package to a (temporary) directory, extract is and copy the "vdfuse" binary over to your system:
You will need root privileges to execute some of the above commands depending on the permissions of /usr and /var in your system.
This way you don't have to uninstall your virtualbox-4.x. Tested under Ubuntu 12.04, but also should work on other versions.