I’ve been using VirtualBox for a few years mostly to test software on different distributions. This is really a great tool really easy to use. I usually get an ISO file from a distribution (e.g. Fedora) and install it within the virtualbox. The virtual environment is saved locally within a Virtual Disk Interface (VDI).
Today, I got a VDI file that is suppose to be used within a virtualbox but I did not know what to do with it. I naively copied it in the VirtualBox directory (.VirtualBox) or tried to open it in the menu (File->Open) but could not recognised.
Finally, I followed those simple steps. First, you need to create a new virtual environment inside VirtualBox.
- So, first go to Menu->Machine->new
a new window will open.
- Type a name, select a type and version and click next
- In the new window, set the memory size and click next
- Now you have 3 options and that is where you will use your VDI (third option “Use an existin virtual hard drive file
and finally click “Create”.
You will come back to the main window. You VDI has been set up.