How to access testing VirtualBox Virtual Machines

It's been configured some VMs with Xmipp3.0 pre-installed so everyone who wants to test Xmipp over an specific OS can do it in a secure environment.

Arrow blue right Downloading the VM to your computer and executing it there

Those VMs are available for their download here (both 32 and 64 bits versions).

To test the desired VM, you need VirtualBox installed in your computer. From VirtualBox you just have to "import appliance" and choose the .ova file downloaded. Then you'll be able to start the VM. Once you start the VM, the user:passwd pair is xmipp:V1rtu4l. (be careful, the dot is part of the password).

Arrow blue right Remote access to the VM environment (only for Xmipp developers)

Xmipp developers can perform more actions on these machines. Intructions here

Arrow blue right My disk is full, how can I resize it from VirtualBox?

First you need to detach the disk from the virtual machine. Then if your disk is in vmdk format, you need to clone it with vdi format (resizing is only possible on vdi disks).

VBoxManage clonehd "source.vmdk" "cloned.vdi" --format vdi

Once you have the disk cloned into vdi format, you can resize it using the following command...(size is in MB)

VBoxManage modifyhd "cloned.vdi" --resize 51200

If you want to go back to the vmdk format, you just need to do the same as in the first command...

VBoxManage clonehd "cloned.vdi" "resized.vmdk" --format vmdk

Then, attach the resized disk again to the virtual machine, and you'll have a bigger disk. But, be careful, you have a bigger disk, but the new space doesn't have format, so if you want to be able to use it, you'll need to enter with a Live CD to the machine, and resize one of the partitions (or add a new one). After that, your new space will be useful.

-- IgnacioFoche - 2012-05-14