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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—using a SATA disk controller on a VM

In this exercise, you'll learn how to change the disk controller type from IDE to SATA in an Ubuntu Linux virtual machine.

  1. Open VirtualBox, select the UbuntuVBClone virtual machine you created in last exercise, and click on the Settings button. Select the Storage category, and press Insert or click on the Add Controller button (Time for action—using a SATA disk controller on a VM) located at the bottom-right part of the Storage Tree panel. Select the Add SATA Controller option from the pop-up menu. A new SATA Controller element will appear below the Floppy Controller element in the Storage Tree panel.
  2. Now right-click on the UbuntuVBClone.vdi

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