Tagged: VirtualBox

Compacting (reducing maximum size of) VDI files for VirtualBox

One might pick a large maximum dynamic disk size for a VirtualBox guest OS, not realizing that even if one uses a small portion of that maximum size, the guest OS (especially Windows) will spread itself out, so that say a 10GB Windows XP NTFS image will consume say 30+GB of your host OS (assuming […]

Virtual Box: adding user to vboxusers on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers USERNAME where USERNAME is your login name. Note: Current versions of VirtualBox >= 4.3 seem to do this automatically for you.