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How to create a portable VM

I am curious on how to create a portable Virtual Machine image and having it on my phone. I want to be able to take and plug my phone into any computer with Virtual Box (i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac(the ...
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Size of the compressed image file deteriorates with usage

I have created a VDI file using VirtualBox and need to upload it with compression for other to access. The more I use the virtual machine, the less the compression happens. There is not much of ...
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Is a hard drive image of a virtual machines drive applicable on the host machines hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu on the hard drive of my desktop computer. In Ubuntu I installed VirtualBox to test some Distributions in a virtual machine. Lets say I like some Distribution while ...
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Change Virtualbox disk type from AHCI to RAID

I made have an image that was made on a Dell computer. This Dell had "RAID mode" set in the bios. If I load and then boot the image on any other computer set to AHCI or AHCI/RAID, I get BSOD. Same ...
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Load Windows 7 image created by Windows (not Acronis, Ghost, etc.) to Virtualbox VM

I made an image, and used Windows 7 "Create system image" in Windows Backup and Recovery. I load it just fine on many other computers, it is a good image with many steps in creating it. How can I get ...
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Transfer image clipboard between host and VirtualBox guest?

Is there anyway to transfer clipboard content of image format, JPEG, bitmap or whatever, to or from the VirtualBox guest instances?
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Make Image of real Ubuntu hard drive from PC and run in VirtualBox on Mac

I want create a image of my PC Laptop and run the image as a virtual machine on Mac OS. I have already VirtualBox installed. What can I do now?
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Virtual-machine loses save state after reboot

Every time I restart/shut down my VM in VirtualBox (image is Ubuntu 10.02), whenever I start it back up, it reverts to the state it was in after I installed Guest Additions. This is extremely ...
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Migrate existing Mac installation to VirtualBox

Does anyone know how to make a .vdi .hdd .vmdk or .vhd image of my Mac? I need to make a perfect clone of my hard drive in one of these formats so I can clone my system in a VirtualBox VM (for ...
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How to clone & restore virtual box hard drive

What I want to do is to clone my virtual box hdd with dual boot os. Xp and Vista. I'm using acronis and back it up on a flash drive. And end up with the flash drive that is partitioned. 2 partitions ...
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Can I “branch” VirtualBox snapshots (base multiple VM on the same disk image + separate diffs)?

I keep multiple VirtualBoxes for different projects. They are all running the same Debian base system. Keeping complete copies of all the disk images is getting expensive. Is there a way that I can ...
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How to import an Image for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 64. I have a few Images I need to import into my Virtual Box. What I got is a file with *.ovf and a file with *.vmdk What am I suppose to do with those files?
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Is it possible to shrink a VirtualBox dynamic image?

When you create a Virtual Box image you can choose to create a dynamic one, which will grow as needed so that even if your image is for 20GB, if you used only 4GB, only 4GB is taken from your hard ...