[ubuntu-uk] virtualBox

mac ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sun Jul 5 10:23:50 BST 2009

Sean Miller wrote:
> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
> The repos are halfway down the page.

Thanks for that, Sean - really helpful

> As for your existing virtual XP I can't see upgrading the Virtualbox
> doing any harm to the virtual machines... but if in doubt BACK THEM
> UP! (always a good idea anyway).

I don't know a lot about this.  AFAIR, you can't just copy a .vdi file 
to a spare drive, and then copy it back into a new install of VB, can 
you?  Sites I've looked at say you must clone the vdi with

VBoxManage clonevdi source destination

Is that the best way to do it?  (Want to be sure about this before I 
'aptitude remove --purge' my VB!)

And then, having reinstalled, say VB 3.0, how do you reinstate the 
cloned virtual machine?  Are there any 'Gotchas'?

TIA for any words of wisdom from folk here!


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