Boot block devices as virtual devices in Virtual Box

VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename [path/to/file/name.vmdk] -rawdisk /dev/[block_device]
eg: VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/.VBox_sdc.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sdc In order to start virtual box using block devices, ( Or to boot from it) run as ROOT sudo VirtualBox Then add & select the vmdk file as a device. At last Start the virtual box. - This cmd needs to run once for a device. - See command 8936 to run with out using ROOT power and easy handling of Virtual m/c

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By: totti
2011-08-19 14:26:22

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For the name I use rdisk-disk2.vmdk, because this virtual machine is only a reference to this device. Upon rebooting, the scenario could change, e.g. if you unplug things and move stuff around, a computer could be allocated a different number. proofreading and editing Services
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