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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—creating a fixed-size hard drive image

In this exercise, I'll show you the difference between creating a fixed-size hard drive image and a dynamically expanding one.

  1. Open VirtualBox, and open the Virtual Media Manager (File | Virtual Media Manager). Then click on the New button to create a new hard disk image.
  2. The Create New Virtual Disk wizard will show up next. Click on Next to continue, and then select Fixed-size storage on Storage Type field from the Hard Disk Storage Type screen.
  3. Click on Next to continue. Type UbuntuFixedHD.vdi in the Location field, and leave the 2.00 GB default value in Size.
  4. Click on Next to continue. The Summary screen will show up with a brief description of all your choices. Click on Finish to start creating ...

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