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Old 11-07-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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Question virtualbox - does this delete my actual drive


Im testing the Virtualbox and it run properly in my XP host and I want Kubuntu 7 as my guest. Now when I try to install the kubuntu it ask me to partition my drive. I dont want to partition my drive!!. It ask me the ff:

How do want to partition the disk?
* Guided - use entire disk
IDE1 Master (hda) - 10.7 GB VBOX HARDDISK

* Manual

What should I do Option 1 or Option 2 ? Does this delete my ACTUAL WORKING DRIVE to a new ONE?

I need clarification...thnx
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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In VB, in the Virtual Disk Manager, did you create a 10.7GB virtual disk? What is the actual size of the real hard-drive in your computer?

I've been playing with VB lately, and have installed on several computers, but when I create a virtual disk, it always shows up as SCSI1, not IDE1.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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In VB, in the Virtual Disk Manager, did you create a 10.7GB virtual disk? What is the actual size of the real hard-drive in your computer?

I've been playing with VB lately, and have installed on several computers, but when I create a virtual disk, it always shows up as SCSI1, not IDE1.
Yes, I have created a 10.7 gb using virtual disk manager. And my real hard drive is 30gb in C Drive. And my hdd in IDE not scsi type.

Now what should i do and does this really delete/format my real hard drive? Coz in installation is ask me...

How do want to partition the disk?
* Guided - use entire disk
IDE1 Master (hda) - 10.7 GB VBOX HARDDISK

* Manual
 
Old 11-07-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by micro_xii View Post
Im testing the Virtualbox and it run properly in my XP host and I want Kubuntu 7 as my guest. Now when I try to install the kubuntu it ask me to partition my drive. I dont want to partition my drive!!. It ask me the ff:

How do want to partition the disk?
* Guided - use entire disk
IDE1 Master (hda) - 10.7 GB VBOX HARDDISK

* Manual

What should I do Option 1 or Option 2 ? Does this delete my ACTUAL WORKING DRIVE to a new ONE?

I need clarification...thnx
When you set your drive size in Virtual Box's setup, (i.e. you set it at 15gb), Kubuntu will only see a 15gb drive, nothing more. So you can install on this drive without it affecting your actual computer, hence "virtual".
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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VB creates a file, a Virtual Disk Image (VDI), and uses that as the hard-drive for the guest OS. So, when you tell Kubuntu to format the 10.7GB hard-drive, it will be formatting the VDI file. Just choose guided and let it format the whole (virtual) disk.

If you chose "dynamically expanding" rather than fixed, the VDI file will be less than 10.7GB. As you save files, the VDI will grow. I'm pretty sure it can't grow bigger than the 10.7GB it would use if it was on a real hard-drive.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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I haven't used Vitrual Box but have you tried VMware Server? I use it on my FC7 running several VM's and it works great! No issues worrying if its going to delete anything. You create a VM with the size you want and it takes up space on your hard drive like a large file or video would be. In this case 10GB.
 
  


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