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1answer
35 views

How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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2answers
82 views

How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu?

I am setting up VirtualBox and I am allocating 4 GB RAM (on my 16 GB Windows machine) to Ubuntu. However, I also need to choose a hard drive size. I'm not sure what to choose. I want to experiment ...
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1answer
60 views

Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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0answers
20 views

What is the proper way to move from a SCSI drive based install to a virtual machine (mulitple partitions & software raid)?

I realize that many of the individual things that I am asking have been covered to varying degrees, but I am the unfortunate inheritor of this very goofy system that is on it's last legs. It consists ...
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1answer
164 views

Can I increase my hard disk space in virtual box which is running Windows 7 currently?

I have my first attempt to install an OS using virtual box and for that I made a 25 gb partition to my hard disk and now I want to increase its size. Is that valid, and if yes, how can i do it?enter ...
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1answer
569 views

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition. I want to reverse the Host--winXP and Guest--Ubuntu. First I have to be able to create a VDI Host of my winXP fisical ...
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1answer
773 views

How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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0answers
113 views

How to use expanded disk space in Ubuntu after running VBoxManage modifyhd command of Virtual Box

I am running Ubuntu 64 server (12.04.04) in Virtual Box. I increased the disk size to 80 GB using VBoxManage modifyhd command. In virtualBox Manager I see the following under storage: ...
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1answer
51 views

Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
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1answer
31 views

Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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3answers
569 views

USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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3answers
168 views

How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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44 views

A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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1answer
600 views

Resized partition with gparted size with df -h

I have Ubuntu server running in VirtualBox. I had an 8GB (default vdi size) and I needed more space so I used a 2 steps method: VBoxManager and an iso with GParted. I also installed parted on Ubuntu ...
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1answer
278 views

Partition Disks on VirtualBox When installing Ubuntu Server

Which option should I select in the 'Partition disks' screen when installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 on an Oracle VirtualBox? Options are: Guided - resize SCSI3 (0,0,0), partition #5 (sda) and ...
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21 views

Partition Issue - Shows 3 name and throws error

I have 750GB Internal Hard-Disk, with 4 partition. One partition is for Ubuntu, Another 3 partition are only for storage. One of my partition name was "Virtual Box". Suddenly, Partition name in ...
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3answers
526 views

Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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1answer
824 views

Virtual vs actual disk size running Ubuntu 13.10 64/VirtualBox 4.3 on Mavericks

I am relatively new to Ubuntu running or a VirtualBox (on a Mac), and after everything was working more or less fine before I upgraded to Mavericks, now I find a lot of problems with it. Not sure ...
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0answers
44 views

adding an existing partition

I have a 1TB hdd partitioned 100gb and 900gb.. I have Ubuntu server 12.04.3 installed as a vm in virtualbox on a windows 7 platform on the 100gb partition with 50gb allocated to the VM. Is there any ...
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2answers
116 views

How do I install Ubuntu through virtual box? [duplicate]

I have set up Ubuntu on virtual box. I have reached the stage where it says install or try Ubuntu. When I press try, it takes me through a series of steps that I am not sure of, for example , ...
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2answers
129 views

Shrinking down ext4 partition not working, Oracle VM (W8 host / Ubuntu 13.04 guest)

I've been trying to follow a myriad of directions all to no avail. I have a 49.4gb drive that is only using 12.1gb of space. I would like to reduce this drive to 20gb in order for it to be used on a ...
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1answer
183 views

Unable to Unmount partition in Virtual Box

We have ubuntu 12.04.06 LTS running on a virtual box. We are trying to unmount the partition as it takes a lot of space. We have extended the new partition in the virtual box from 8GB to 125GB. The ...
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3answers
3k views

VDI to Hard Drive

Is any way to copy file system from VirtualBox .vdi file (or others like that) to physical partition on a hard drive?
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2answers
8k views

Is there any way to boot Windows 7 partition in virtual machine?

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Some time I need Windows 7 during my work. For that I reboot to Windows. It's not a way that I won't access NTFS partition. I need my ...
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1answer
366 views

Ubuntu disk partioning issue: not enough space

I have a laptop with a 640 HDD and a 20GB SSD. I have installed the OS in the SSD and want to use the HDD to store large files like software, pictures, videos, etc. I installed VirtualBox, but after ...
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1answer
151 views

Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After I ...
3
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1answer
780 views

What is the best method to build Ubuntu Linux from scratch?

I want to try out "Linux From Scratch" (LFS) using Ubuntu. Since I know this could mess up my current Linux system, I want to know what is the best way to proceed. What I've read so far is that I ...
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1answer
204 views

Is there performance issue when using a Virtual Machine in a mounted partition?

I used to have a Windows 7 setup on my desktop. C:\ for system. D:\ for data. Now I've decided to install Ubuntu as the main OS: \ for Ubuntu (80Gb) swap for swap D:\ I kept this partition ...
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2answers
567 views

Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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4answers
3k views

Should I run Ubuntu alongside Windows or in a virtual machine?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC to do analysis of astronomy data. The data files are often large (can be few hundred MB, possibly a GB). The data files may be located on an ...
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2answers
5k views

Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...