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Is it safe to use “raw access”-.vdmk for a VM on the same physical disk as the host?

Main question: On a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows 8, can I use a .vdmk with "Raw Access" to the Ubuntu-Partions as a disk image for VirtualBox on Windows safely? (Safe in principle, ...
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How do I convert my windows partition to a kvm virtual machine on Fedora?

I have a single hard drive with a windows partition and a fedora 19 partition. Is it possible to use a tool (e.g. virt-p2v) to convert the windows installation into a virtual machine on Fedora? Disk ...
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One VM across multiple partitions

I have a 1TB hard drive which has 3 partitions on it. D: is 250 GB, X: is 300.63 GB and then there was an extra 380.88 GB unused (each is NTFS being used by a Windows 8 OS). X: has a 250 GB VirtualBox ...
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Resize /dev/mapper/vg_host-lv_root

I have a problem with my virtual machine. I use parallels desktop and i make all needed settings their. Please check the attached file there are all partitions.! Server partitions
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2answers
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move folder on a linux partition

my os is CentOS 6 running as a virtual machine under ESX. I don't know why /home folder is mapped to the biggest partition. I want my own folder /data (which is next to /etc, /root, /home and others) ...
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Manual clone/recreate virtual disk

I am trying to clone a virtual disk image in a fairly manual fashion. The overview of my methodology so far is as follows: Create virtual machine in VirtualBox with 120GB HDD (hypervisor and HDD ...
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3answers
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How can I get Windows 8 to access the same data as a Linux VM? [duplicate]

I have a computer running Windows 8 and I would like to run a Linux VM on it. I would, preferably, like to create a partition which both Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows can access to hold my source code on ...
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How can I use a separate partition to store the VM images in KVM?

I have the following setup on my host [root@fake ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 32G 30G 785M 98% / tmpfs 12G 76K 12G ...
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1answer
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VirtualBox resize disk not taking effect

I am trying to increase the size of my /dev/sda1 (boot) following this tutorial I am able to execute the following command successfully: VBoxManage.exe modifyhd ubuntu.vdi –-resize 40000 and when ...
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0answers
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How can I increase disk space allocated to my VirtualBox VM?

The basics: I'm running windows and have a VritualBox VM running Ubuntu 12.04 on top of that. I need to increase the disk space allocated from 8 GB to 12 GB. I'm trying to follow along with these ...
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1answer
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Backtrack install in vm workstation

I am trying to install Linux Backtrack 5 R3 using VM Workstation on my Microsoft Windows Vista PC. I have installed BT5 on dual boot using a live cd on a laptop before but i am encountering this issue ...
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1answer
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How do you create and partition a raw disk image?

I need to create a raw disk image for use in a virtual machine, but I need to create the partitions before creating the file system or installing the operating system. Can anyone describe a process ...
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1answer
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create and mount partition on running VM Linux system

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine running as a VM and I would like to create a 'data' directory with the unallocated space left on /dev/sda. I managed to create a /dev/sda3 partition on the available ...
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1answer
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Reasons to use separate partitions in a VM

I use linux VMs for tons of things these days and for the very most part I usually avoid LLvm and set them up with a single disk partition with everything in it. Granted, if I need a special type of ...
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Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: invalid argument

I have Oracle Linux on a VM and I'm trying to create partitions on /dev/sda2 of size 30 gigs using fdisk utility. I made four partitions each of size 512M and they appear in the partition table. ...
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Access raw partition from a virtual machine - is it faster than a virtual disk?

If I allow raw partition access to a virtual machine, will it be considerably faster than a normal, file-based virtual disk? I'm using VirtualBox, Windows 7 and a 5400 rpm HDD, if that matters.
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Virtualbox: Raw linux partition not booting

I have a dual-boot laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to boot the ubuntu partition from windows using Virtualbox. I have successfully created the .vmdk, and created the virtual ...
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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1answer
243 views

Add partition to Windows XP Guest after extending Logical Volume on host?

How do I add a partition to a Windows XP Guest after extending the Logical Volume on the host? I have a CentOS 6 Server running several virtual machines, one of which is a Windows XP Guest. The ...
1
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1answer
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VMware/VirtualBox and partitioning

I am completely new to the concept of virtual machines and am trying to set up my first VirtualBox VM. Specifically I am trying to run Ubuntu as the guest on my Windows 7 host machine. I'm at a stage ...
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2answers
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...