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     1I routinely use Sun VirtualBox to run a windows guest OS under linux.  My current setup is Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit host OS with Windows 7 as guest.  This has worked fine for me so far.
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     3== HOWTO resize guest VDI disk image ==
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     5This worked for me for VirtualBox version '''3.1.6_OSE r59338''.  I had an existing VDI which was variable size, but too small.  Here is what I did to resize it:
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     71. Create new HD of desired size (also variable-size)
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     92. Clone the existing disk:
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     11{{{
     12   VBoxManage clonehd --existing ExistingTooSmall.vdi NewMuchBigger.vdi
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     153. Download [http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php GParted live CD]
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     174. Create a new virtual machine with the cloned VDI disk attached
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     195. Attach the GParted ISO as a CD-image and boot from it (take defaults, let GUI for GParted boot)
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     216. Select the large NTFS partition, and resize it to fill the disk
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     237. Shutdown, reboot into Windows 7, let it do the disk check it will want to
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