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June 30, 2013

Virtual Box Resize HD

Filed under: Virtual Box — Tags: , — wheffernan @ 12:40 pm

I’ve been using various virtualisation software for 10+ years.  Mainly as development environments.  Starting with Virtual PC then VM Ware and for the past few years Virtual Box which I personally think is quicker than the others.  But thats just my view 🙂

I’ve had this issue appear in the past where my HD is not large enough and have had to resize.

The following post gives good instructions on how to do this.

http://tips.kaali.co.uk/2012/03/16/expand-or-increase-the-size-of-virtual-box-vdi-dis/

What it does not mention is when running the VBoxManage command in a command window ensure its not run as a Elevated command window (Elevated is the latest terminology for Run As Administrator) or you will encounter errors

VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
VBoxManage.exe: error: Code CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0x80080005) - Server execution failed (extended info not available)
VBoxManage.exe: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.
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