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Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:32 am
by fusaliker
Hello

I can not seem to get the VirtualBox app to be able to see anything other than my hard drive.

I am speaking about on my system not creating a virtualM.
I Wish to open the VBox app and save to a different hard disk.

I am running on dual boot and assumed it was a permission issue but... what do i know... Should work as follows:

-Open Virtual box
-Click File
-Click Preferences
-Drop-down box: Default Machine folder
-Click other
-BOOOM Nothing (aside from my "Computer" and "$User" Folder <----Issue? (here is where i want to see my other 5 drives)

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:41 am
by catweazel
fusaliker wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:32 am
-BOOOM Nothing (aside from my "Computer" and "$User" Folder <----Issue? (here is where i want to see my other 5 drives)
Navigate to the mount points. You'll probably find them under /media/$USER.

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:46 am
by gm10
Welcome to Linux. This isn't Windows. No drives, only a single file system tree. ;)

If you can't find your mount point, the Disks tool from the menu tells you where a partition is mounted at when you click on it.

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:34 pm
by fusaliker
Your condescension aside. My partitions or w/e you wish to call them... Are mounted. If that is what you were trying to say I should do?

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:38 pm
by catweazel
fusaliker wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Your condescension aside.
Good luck.

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:40 pm
by fusaliker
Sorry I meant that at gm10 not you.

You helped me I got it ty

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:42 am
by gm10
fusaliker wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Your condescension aside. My partitions or w/e you wish to call them... Are mounted. If that is what you were trying to say I should do?
If I was condescending I would say something like "If you cannot follow my simple language then you should go back to Windows".

But I am not. It is common for converts from the Windows world to get confused by the different file system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_filesystem). What you know as drive letters from Windows are usually just partitions on your drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning). Me pointing that out to you is not condescending. If you didn't expect us to know more than you and share our knowledge with you then why are you here asking for help?

With that in mind, if you just carefully read again what I wrote then I am confident you will understand me perfectly well:
gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:46 am
If you can't find your mount point, the Disks tool from the menu tells you where a partition is mounted at when you click on it.

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:45 am
by AndyMH
Are you talking about sharing existing folders with your VM or having VMs stored in a different folder to the default?

Re: Storing VirtualBox images on different hard disk?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:28 am
by altair4
Please post the output of the following command:

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list
That will tell everyone where your partitions are mounted. About the only thing missing would be how you were mounting them:

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cat /etc/fstab