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Duplicating a VM Created with the VirtualBox and Linux VM Installation Guides

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Duplicating a VM Created with the VirtualBox and Linux VM Installation Guides

Hello Everyone,

For anyone looking to duplicate a Virtual Machine created with the VirtualBox and Linux VM Installation Guides provided by Avnet, here is some helpful guidance passed along to us by our Processor Specialists in the field. They discovered it when creating a second virtual machine using an existing virtual disk, albeit with a different name. When copying the Virtual Disk Image (.vdi file) to a new filename, you will find that the UUID needed to change for the copied .vdi file in order to coexist with the original in Virtual Box.

Instructions on how to change a VirtualBox virtual hard disk file ID:

1. cd ---path to folder containing VBoxManage command---
2. Use the VBoxManage command with the arguments "internalcommands sethduuid ---path to disk image---"

Here is an example which may help:

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" internalcommands sethduuid "C:\Users\030876\VirtualBox VMs\Ubuntu 16.04 MiniZed PetaLinux Speedway\Ubuntu 16.04 MiniZed PetaLinux Speedway.vdi"

According to the help for the VBoxManage command, this will:

"Assigns a new UUID to the given image file. This way, multiple copies of a container can be registered."

Best Regards,

-Kevin