I tried to to download and set up a virtual machine in virtual box with the Python Kivy vdi for creating kivy android apps with buildozer. My problem is that the default disk space on the vdi isn't that big (6 - 8 Gbit), so there is not enough space for me to install all the tools I need. When I tried to manually increase the disk size with this yt tutorial and this website I mentioned that the .dvi file was missing in my "VirtualBox VMs" folder. I don't know if the vdi file was deleted or is just hidden by virtual box.

Just in case: My host system is Windows 10

Many thanks in advance!

  • If the .dvi file was deleted, how are we supposed to know how? – harrymc Jun 14 at 13:55
  • Thats the problem... I don't have any more information for you because Virtual Box doesn't give me an Error message or sth like that. The VM boots as normal and there are no problems with the guest system itself. But I am not able to edit the .vdi file because it just disappears the moment I first boot the machine. Is this some kinda bug or intended by virtual box? – Frenggie Jun 14 at 15:22
  • Is it possible that it is just in-use and locked? – harrymc Jun 14 at 15:27
  • Nope... the vm is shut down. – Frenggie Jun 14 at 15:52
  • What do you mean by "disappears"? Doesn't vboxmanage find it? – harrymc Jun 14 at 15:56

Resuming the comments on this post:

The vdi file seemed to be missing because it wasn't in the expected location.

In such a case, the best place to look for it is in the the XML settings file of the virtual machine, which has the .vbox file extension.

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