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Launching a headless VM from the terminal using VirtualBox

So lately my VNC server decided that it's a good time for it to crash even though I have a paper deadline in 3 weeks and I'm still trying to develop some demo apps for it. Good times! Anyways let's see how to run a VM using the CLI tools that come with VirtualBox. List the names of your VMs that can be launched from VirtualBox: VBoxManage list vms # If you want a more verbose description do: # VBo…

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How to resize a VM using VirtualBox

If you're using VirtualBox chances are that at some you'll have to resize the disk image that is used by your VMs. Thankfully, this is a rather painless procedure so let's jump right into it. Since we will be using the VBoxManage tool to perform the resizing of our disk image we need to work with VirtualBox's native format for such images, the .vdi format. So, if your VM is using a .vmdk file we…

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