Started by Scott Hauser, May 14, 2008, 05:07:32 PM
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QuoteHere's what I want to do:1. Create a basic installation of XP under VirtualBox.2. Apply all patches and updates, plus apply basic apps like antivirus3. Copy that installation to another disk file so I can have 2 different VM's, say, one for development and another for testingEasy right? VBoxManage clonevdi is designed to do this. Only it doesn't work -- it's a well-documented bug.Here's the easy fix:cp disk1.vdi disk2.vdiVBoxManage internalcommands setvdiuuid disk2.vdiYou could have figured out the first command -- just copy the disk file, right? But when you try to register the 2nd disk with VirtualBox, will complain that a disk with the same UUID is already registered. The second undocumented command will assign a new UUID to the disk file, and voila! You have a new copy of your disk!
QuoteThe second undocumented command will assign a new UUID to the disk file
QuoteI have three copies of my Windows 2000 Pro virtual disk image (VDI), each one set up under a different install of VirtualBox, each on a separate install of Ubuntu as host on one of three partitions. After a number of years of computer breakdowns and software gone bad, I believe in safety in numbers.
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