Tag: virtualbox

Debian, VirtualBox

How to resize a virtualbox VDI disk

Backup VDI file cp "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi" "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi.bak"cp "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi" "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi.bak" Resize the VDI file VBoxManage modifyhd –resizeVBoxManage modifyhd –resize e.g. VBoxManage modifyhd "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi" –resize 51200VBoxManage modifyhd "/home/john/VirtualBox VMs/Kali-Linux-2016.2/Kali-Linux-2016.2.vdi" –resize 51200 Resize the System Partition * Download GParted * Create a new virtual machine, call it “GParted” with type: “Linux” and Version “Linux …


Install the latest VirtualBox version on Debian

Add the repository to sources list sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.listsudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jessie contribdeb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian jessie contrib Add the public key https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc sudo apt-key add oracle_vbox_2016.ascsudo apt-key add oracle_vbox_2016.asc or wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add – Update and Install sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get …


VM has the same UUID as an existing virtual machine

Generate a new UUID VBoxManage internalcommands sethduuid /path/to/VDIorVMDKfileVBoxManage internalcommands sethduuid /path/to/VDIorVMDKfile Edit .vbox file in text editor * Replace the UUID found in Machine uuid= with the new UUID you got. * Replace the UUID found in HardDisk uuid= * Replace the UUID found in Image uuid=

Virtualization, VMware

Convert Virtual Machines Between VirtualBox and VMware

VMware to VirtualBox >> Before migrating a vm, ensure it’s powered off. >> Open a command line. cd C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFToolcd C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool ovftool /path/to/vmware_machine.vmx /path/to/new/virtualbox_machine.ovfovftool /path/to/vmware_machine.vmx /path/to/new/virtualbox_machine.ovf >> Import the .ovf file into VirtualBox.   VirtualBox to VMware Before migrating a vm, ensure it’s powered off. >> Open VirtualBox. >> Click …

Macintosh, Virtualization

Installing VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.5.8

Download latest VirtualBox from here. Follow the instructions of the installer. If you are getting the following error: “Running VirtualBox VM’s detected! The installer has detected running Virtual Machines.” Then download and install a previous build of VirtualBox. It will work! For older builds of VirtualBox see here.

Proxmox VE, VirtualBox, Virtualization

VMware alternative

Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise and home use. VirtualBox is an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers. It is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and Solaris …