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How to properly remove an extra disk from VirtualBox?

I have this vm with Xubuntu and I've added 4 extra disks (practising for a course I'm taking). How do I remove them? Just by selecting and removing? will this break anything? thanks!
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Ubuntu Kiosk Mode

I’m workin on a ubuntu kiosk project but all contents are explaining browser-based scenario. Can you share some knowledge or resource about how can we use an aplication (such as word, excel, outlook ...
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Attempt to move a large virtualbox vdi file repeatedly fails from one drive to another

I have read numerous ways of moving a large file from one drive to another, but none of them address the issue I am having.This could be a post for a VirtualBox forum and I will post there as well and ...
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How to extrac vdi file from .txt?

I need to extract a single vdi image from multiple .rar files.Normally in windows steps were like in the below.In the beginning someone convert vdi file to .txt compress these file to different .rar ...
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VirtualBox: Black blinking screen after detaching and re-attaching the VDI

I've been trying to solve a disk space issue, and one thing I did was detach my disk from within Virtual box settings, I then tried to re-attach the same vdi file but now when I boot the machine it ...
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Is there any way to extract content of .vdi file?

I am having Ubuntu as a Host machine and Windows VM. The VM is not starting. I need to take some important files from the virtual machine to Host Machine. So is there any way to extract the contents ...
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How to make a virtual machine with .vdi file

Recently I lost everything on my PC and reinstalled Windows. But I have my old Ubuntu virtual machine's .vdi file. Can I make a virtual machine with that .vdi file? If so, how?
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How to protect vps data from datacenter administrator

The data center admin has access to the HDD file. (VDI file or etc) How to access VPS data only by having root password and operating system(linux)?
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Logging into Windows VDI from Ubuntu - aka equivalent app of "Remote Desktop"

Is there a way to log into the Windows VDI (running on Azure) using an app like "Remote Desktop" on Windows? Currently, I can logging in using the Web page (https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/...
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Is there a way to recover a files deleted on Ubuntu system that's running in VirtualBox?

I need help recovering my accidentally deleted files. I'm running an Ubuntu OS inside a Virtualbox virtual machine and accidentally deleted a folder. I had a venv in my home directory that got ...
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How to copy VirtualBox VDI file

I had an old PC with Lubuntu 18.04 installed. I installed VirtualBox in order to have Windows XP (as a virtual machine) During a Lubuntu update to 18.10 the whole system crashed. Before i reinstal ...
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How to move a VirtualBox image (VDI ?) to an bootable SD

just wondering if it is possible to copy a VirtualBox VDI file (which i have KUBUNTU setup) to a bootable SD, so that i can just boot from the SD - looking at setting up another laptop with KUBUNTU, ...
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VMWare Horizon Ubuntu Desktop Pool Giving Black Screen After Logon

I'm facing a weird problem when connecting to my Ubuntu Desktop virtual machines through the VMware Horizon client on Windows or Ubuntu PC. Let me describe the issue. I have created a Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Increased VDI size but chages are not visible in the virtual machine

I have increased my virtual size when the VDI was dynamic to 125GB using the command: VBoxManage modifyhd Ubuntu.vdi --resize 128000 It didn't increase my actual virtual environment. Then I switched ...
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Virtualbox Windows 10 guest cannot boot from NVMe

I have the latest Virtualbox 5.2.18 in a Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have a guest system Windows 10. I have a vmdk hard drive ( virtual drive) saved in a SSD disk ( the file .vmdk. So i have recently upgraded ...
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Ubuntu software download query - difference between vdi and iso file types

I am doing a course on embedded systems, and I need to install Ubuntu for that. While searching the web for doing so I came across two forms in which the Ubuntu software is downloaded, namely the ...
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Resizing Ubuntu Virtualbox vdi from a Windows7 host does not take effect

I created a .vdi with fixed disk size and later resized the disk size and attached to my Linux VM. But still my VM is not updated with the resized disk Initially i got an error during the resize “...
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Recovery lost files ubuntu vdi [duplicate]

I recently deleted a few files from my virtual machine, without any backup. It was a terrible mistake and now I need recover them. If I move the .vdi file to an external disk, is it possible to run ...
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Citrix receiver client: Web interface - "You do not have the proper encryption level to access this session"

I was using citrix receiver client (version 13.1) from my personal Ubuntu 14.04 machine to access my Windows 7 virtual work desktop. Since a couple of weeks ago, i am getting "SSL Error 4" error and ...
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how to increase a size of bootable section in ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu on virtual machine by VirtualBox and given space (41gb) is over, so I need to increase it's size. I modified .vdi - and now it has 9gb of space more. But how should I add this space ...
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Getting the Ubuntu to work right in VirtualBox

In VirtualBox, I was able to create a CentOS machine, but when I tried to create an Ubuntu machine and it came to the part where I designate space for it, CentOS was the only choice it gave me, even ...
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Deleting empty space in Ubuntu vdi

I downloaded a file (I didn't save it, I used archive manager and that failed) in my Ubuntu VirtualBox vdi, 66GB, and I can't seem to find the actual file. When I am in Ubuntu the free space shows ...
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Creating Virtual Box desktop with Linux on my mac

I am a novice Python programmer and I am having trouble creating a Virtual Box, hopefully this is an easy fix! So, I've been using a virtual machine for my computational physics class, but it is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 Black Screen w/ non blinking underscore

I have been using Oracle VM VirtualBox to access my Ubuntu Desktop for some time now. All of a sudden, when I load up my VM, I see a GRUB menu with options to load Ubuntu, Advanced options for ...
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vdi resizing has no effect in vm

I have changed the vdi size from 20 GB to 40 GB, but the increase has no effect on my ubuntu machine, it still says the memory is as it was earlier. Two screen shots have been provided, the host is ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Desktop for web development

I installed Ubuntu Desktop, LUbuntu for web development in a VMWARE Esxi. I set 1 GB ram for 3 operating systems which my friends are going to use with me. The server is 8 core processor 32 bit with ...
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How to create an iso image from vdi file?

I have a .vdi file of OpenSUSE-13 in my host system Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can I create a .iso image of OpenSUSE for installation, which contains all the applications in my vdi file? The .vdi file is about ...
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Ubuntu in enterprise [closed]

We currently have Windows XP desktop (around 50 computers) in an VDI environment (View Hoziron aka View) We think to upgrade our installation and have choice : - Upgrade to Windows 7 (or 8) - Jump ...
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Creating and configuring an Ubuntu .vdi image

I have taken some courses that provide a .vdi file for Virtual Box so that students don't have to configure their own machines. How can I create one of these images with Ubuntu on it? What is the best ...
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How can I extract filesystem from vdi [duplicate]

I am trying to build linux from scratch. I ll install it into virtualbox. Later I want to extract ext2 filesystem in it. Is it possible? EDIT: I want to extract root.ext2 filesystem in vdi, to mount ...
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Recover files from a broken Virtualbox machine .vdi

My Ubuntu 12.04.1 running on virtualbox ran out of space while I was installing software on it and now it is not rebooting. I've got files I need to recover from it. I have the ubuntu64.vdi file on my ...
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Can I use Ubuntu VDI to run GPU intensive Windows video games?

I have a bunch of kids (5), and a bunch of laptops (total of 7 including mom & dads). My video games (Civ V, Xcom) run pretty slow on our laptops (AMD A quad core, 8GB RAM, 512 MB onboard ATI 512 ...
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How to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

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, ...
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Why does Virtualbox' virtual disk not grow automatically?

I use VirtualBox 4.2.6 with Ubuntu 12.04 as a host and Win XP as a guest. I assigned a virtual disk (VDI) that grows with XP to a a maximum of 40 GB. Currently it uses 25 GB. Within XP it repeatedly ...
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VDI to Hard Drive [duplicate]

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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VirtualBox dynamic disk not expanding to Virtual Size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on VirtualBox 4.2.4 in a Dynamic VDI disk with the limit set to 8gb on a real ext4 partition with more than 40gb of empty room available. However, the VDI it does not ...
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Is it normal for a 14GB VHD file to be converted to a 100GB+ BIN file?

i want to convert a vhd-file to vdi and found a manual which says i have to convert the vhd first to bin. But qemu-img creates a 130GB file (even if theres not enough space on disk) from the 14GB vhd-...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Dropbox or Cloud?

I would like to have a virtual machine of ubuntu , that I can access everywhere , without having to carry my Virtual HD , could I put the VHD on something like dropbox or google drive and use it ...
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Restoring Virtualbox machine images from old hard drive

I recently replaced the HDD in my laptop, and re-installed Windows & Ubuntu. Now I want to restore the various virtual machines I had set up on the old HDD, which is mounted in an external USB ...
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