VirtualBox Increase HD Size

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To resize a VirtualBox hard disk image (.VDI) firstly locate the folder where the .vdi you want to resize is located - this should be under ~/VirtualBox VMs or ~/.VirtualBox/HardDisks. Then open a terminal, navigate to that folder ("cd /FOLDER/PATH") and run the following command to resize the .VDI:

VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB


Where YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi is the VirtualBox hard disk you want to resize and SIZE_IN_MB is the new virtual hard disk size, in megabytes. For example, the following command will resize the VirtualBox hard disk called "natty.vdi" to 12000 megabytes:

VBoxManage modifyhd natty.vdi --resize 12000

That's it! The process takes just a few seconds and you should now have a resized VirtualBox hard disk.


Once in the VPC the unallocated space is there to use. Partition magic or other software can be used to manipulate the volume(s)

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