VBoxRawdisk
VBoxRawdisk
1.3.5

5.0

VBoxRawdisk free download for Mac

VBoxRawdisk

1.3.5
06 October 2019

Generate new disk (VMDK) file format.

Overview

VBoxRawdisk is a small utility that makes it a little easier to generate the raw disk (VMDK) file required to load a real disk drive into VirtualBox. It implements the steps described in Section 9 of the VirtualBox manual - 9.9.1.1 Access to entire physical hard disk.

When the utility is initiated it scans the physical drives attached to your Mac and presents a table similar to that used by Disk Utility. When a drive is selected, key attributes of that device are displayed, enabling you to determine which drive contains the data you wish to use in VirtualBox.

VBoxRawdisk also reads the VirtualBox registry to determine which virtual machines you have configured. When a disk has been selected, the menu of virtual machines is enabled and you can proceed with generating the VMDK file.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in VBoxRawdisk

Version 1.3.5:
  • Compiled with Xcode 11, Swift 5.1
  • Hide APFS volumes - VirtualBox cannot use them.
  • Disks are now sorted by BSD unit number.
  • Fixed minor memory leak.

2 VBoxRawdisk Reviews

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Does this create a disk image file (VDI, VMDK, etc.) from a partition? Or does it allow one to directly use a partition, without creating a disk image file from it? Either way, it looks like a useful tool. And thanks for creating it.
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Version 1.0.0
JamesHarrisPhoto
07 October 2019
Why does it land here when I click on File Cabinet Pro?!?
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Version 1.3.5
Does this create a disk image file (VDI, VMDK, etc.) from a partition? Or does it allow one to directly use a partition, without creating a disk image file from it? Either way, it looks like a useful tool. And thanks for creating it.
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Version 1.0.0
2 answer(s)
bryanc
bryanc
22 May 2017
It creates a VMDK file for the entire disk. I haven't figured out how to cleanly implement creating a VMDK for an individual partition yet but I'll look at it.
Sorry for the delay - I didn't get notification that a a question had been asked.
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
24 May 2017
That would be wonderful.

Another very useful function would be the ability to create a Virtual Box disk image file from a Mac disk image in the form of a .dmg file.
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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