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Old 09-01-2014, 10:37 AM   #16
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273, I have 122 GB free on my hard disk and still I got in trouble. Will try to unravel it all now. Thanks, - Alex
 
Old 09-01-2014, 11:22 AM   #17
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273 hello. I finally found time to do what you suggested. So, I used the command from that page and this is the result:

Code:
alex@alex-VirtualBox:~$ VBoxManage modifyhd C:\users\Alex ********\VirtualBox VMs\Ubuntu-32-VM\Ubuntu-32-VM.vdi 16,000
Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 4.1.12_Ubuntu
(C) 2005-2014 Oracle Corporation
All rights reserved.

Usage:

VBoxManage createhd         --filename <filename>
                            --size <megabytes>|--sizebyte <bytes>
                            [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD] (default: VDI)
                            [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX]


Syntax error: Invalid parameter '*******VirtualBox'
alex@alex-VirtualBox:~$
As you can see, I tried to double the size of the "disk." It is now set for 8,000 MB. The asterisks ****** stand for my last name. Nowhere I put in *******VirtualBox. They were separated by a backslash in the command. What did I do wrong? Thanks.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #18
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The command is
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VBoxManage modifyhd --resize
Also you have to be in directory where the vhd is stored.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #19
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Ah, sorry, the C:\ path is windows you will need to use the Linux path that will start with something like /home/Alex/Virtualbox.
I would also reccomend making the disk a little bigger. If it's a dynamic volume I would give it 20GB just to be sure but at least 10GB ought to be fine.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #20
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273, thank you. How can I find the path to this file in the VM directory? I tried to search for Ubuntu-32-VM.vdi in VM and nothing matched it.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #21
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The documebtation for VirtualBox is fairly good so search for the location of virtual machines. Also note anywhere it mentiones virtual hard disks and working with virtual media you find along the way.
Apologies but I'm not home with my own machine at the moment and don't have a standard setup to just be ablw to SSH in and check it out.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #22
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VM's are hidden in /home
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ls -al
Or open FM & select show hidden.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 01:55 PM   #23
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EDDI1 hi, This is what I got after using your command: ls -al

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-rw------- 1 alex alex 2124 Aug 24 15:59 .ICEauthority
drwxr-xr-x 3 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 .local
drwx------ 3 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 .mission-control
drwx------ 4 alex alex 4096 May 1 21:42 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 Pictures
-rw-r--r-- 1 alex alex 675 Apr 30 18:10 .profile
drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 Public
drwx------ 2 alex alex 4096 Aug 24 15:59 .pulse
-rw------- 1 alex alex 256 Apr 30 18:36 .pulse-cookie
-rw------- 1 alex alex 24576 Jun 29 12:49 .swp
drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 Templates
drwx------ 3 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:37 .thunderbird
-rw-r----- 1 alex alex 5 Aug 24 15:59 .vboxclient-clipboard.pid
-rw-r----- 1 alex alex 5 Aug 24 15:59 .vboxclient-display.pid
-rw-r----- 1 alex alex 5 Aug 24 15:59 .vboxclient-draganddrop.pid
-rw-r----- 1 alex alex 5 Aug 24 15:59 .vboxclient-seamless.pid
drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Apr 30 18:36 Videos
-rw------- 1 alex alex 0 Aug 23 18:48 .viminfo
drwxrwxr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Sep 1 09:03 .VirtualBox
-rw------- 1 alex alex 60 Aug 24 15:59 .Xauthority
-rw------- 1 alex alex 6420 Sep 1 11:20 .xsession-errors
-rw------- 1 alex alex 73728 Aug 23 18:48 .xsession-errors.old
alex@alex-VirtualBox:~$
What shall I do next? Thanks, - Alex
 
Old 09-01-2014, 01:56 PM   #24
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BTW, what does it mean: "Open FM and select show hidden?"
 
Old 09-01-2014, 02:13 PM   #25
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BTW, what does it mean: "Open FM and select show hidden?"
File Manager
Under View tab
My apologies
 
Old 09-01-2014, 02:18 PM   #26
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Is the Host windows or linux?
Under Windows
http://serverfault.com/questions/365...vboxmanage-exe

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #27
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The host is Windows 7. Many thanks for helping me. - Alex
 
Old 09-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #28
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Then VBox VM's are on windows system I wull check my wins machine for location when I get home.
 
Old 11-23-2014, 07:34 PM   #29
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Hi there, I am sorry to revisit this but back then I could not finish the task and other issues took my attention away from it. Now it is urgent for me to resize my Ubuntu. I want to give it at least 24 GB. I have tried various version of the commands and all keep giving me errors.

1. Command "VBoxManage modifyhd --resize" gives me an error that it needs an argument. I guessed that it is the size of the resize, so I added "VBoxManage modifyhd --resize 24576" It is still unhappy. It asks for UUID or the file name. As the file name I tried just about anything. Look:

[QUOTE][alex@alex-VirtualBox:~$ cd ..
alex@alex-VirtualBox:/home$ ls -al
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Apr 30 2014 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Aug 23 18:41 ..
drwxr-xr-x 32 alex alex 4096 Nov 16 09:29 alex
alex@alex-VirtualBox:/home$
..............................
VBoxManage modifyhd --resize
Syntax error: --resize: RTGetOpt: Command line option needs argument.
..............................
alex@alex-VirtualBox:/home$ VBoxManage modifyhd --resize 24576 drwxr-xr-x
<Every time I get errors here>
............................../QUOTE]

Those lines with the dots are just for better reading.

So, I am back to the square one.

I want to add that in the .pdf file for Oracle VirtualBox there is no clarity whatsoever. Look:

Quote:
modifyhd <uuid|filename>
[--type normal|writethrough|immutable|shareable|
readonly|multiattach]
[--autoreset on|off]
[--property <name=[value]>]
[--compact]
[--resize <megabytes>|--resizebyte <bytes>]
I have a question. What if I set up another virtual machine and transform all software from this one to the new one with a bigger memory?

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