How to install new hard disk in virtual box in open suse?
Since I know you have a copy of openSUSE, I'll use openSUSE as the virtual machine. Of course, you can substitute any OS.
Open Virtual Box. Click on "New" and click next in the "create new virtual machine" box. In the "name" box give your VM a name, say, SUSE. The OS drop down should indicate Linux, and then select the version of the distro, usually openSUSE. Click next. Accept the default 512MB of memory and click next (you can change this later if need be.) Under the "Virtual Hard Disk" select "create new hard disk" and click next. Click next again in the "welcome to create a new hard disk wizard" box. Choose "dynamically expanding storage" and click next. In the virtual disk location and size, accept the default and click next OR click the folder icon and browse to a location that you want to use....this can be a completely different physical hard drive. In the "summary" page click finish.
Your newly created virtual machine will now show up in virtual box.
Here's where things get a bit tricky, and I suspect this is where you may be having a problem: With Virtual Box open, highlight your new virtual machine and click "settings". Give it a minute to come up. Click on "storage" in the left margin. Under the storage tree click "empty" to highlight it. Then, on the right side where it says CD/DVD device, click the drop down arrow next to "empty" and select Host Drive 'D" (or what ever your drive letter is). It is _crucial_ that you do this.
Alternatively, if you have downloaded an ISO file, you can click the folder icon next to the "empty" and point it to the ISO file. That way you don't have to burn the ISO file to CD.
After that, under "network" in the left column, select either "NAT" or "bridged adapter" so your virtual machine can get out to the internet.
Now all you have to do is place your copy of SUSE into your CD/DVD drive, ignore anything that comes up, then highlight your virtual machine in Virtual Box and click "start" and it will take you through the install as if it were a real harddrive. Enjoy.
Any further questions, post back.
May 13, 2011 |
Computers & Internet