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Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby granada29 » 28. Mar 2017, 21:44

I have written VBoxRawdisk, a utility for macOS to help use a raw disk with VirtualBox.

This is the first release and should be considered alpha level software.

The software does nothing that you can't do manually with VBoxManage, diskutil and the command line. However - I frequently use raw disks and doing it manually got to be a pain in the butt.

I am very open to suggestions for improvements to how it is operating and welcome any feedback.

Be warned - if you don't know what you are doing it is very easy to destroy data by overwriting the wrong files or selecting the wrong drives.

VBoxRawdisk will only work with whole disks - i.e. it has no provision for using raw partitions.

Usage and limitations are described at https://www.whatroute.net/vboxrawdisk.html#usage
The link to download the utility is also on this page.

Regards
Bryan

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Re: Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby socratis » 29. Mar 2017, 00:03

Is this a "reply" to the problem you were facing two year ago in "Raw Disk Partitions"? It seems like it. ;)
I'll give it a shot and let you know...

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Re: Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby granada29 » 29. Mar 2017, 01:51

socratis wrote:Is this a "reply" to the problem you were facing two year ago in "Raw Disk Partitions"? It seems like it. ;)
I'll give it a shot and let you know...


Heh - I suppose it is a "reply". I finally got sick of doing it manually and figured a Swift wrapper around the necessary commands would make my life easier.

It works OK for me but with different systems/configs? Be good to find out what I need to improve.

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Re: Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby socratis » 29. Mar 2017, 02:00

I will move this from "OSX Hosts" to the "Third Party Applications" forum.
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Re: Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby granada29 » 22. May 2017, 08:03

VBoxRawdisk is updated to Version 1.1.0
Download from https://www.whatroute.net/vboxrawdisk.html
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Re: Announce - VBoxRawdisk

Postby granada29 » 4. Jul 2017, 06:26

VBoxRawdisk is updated to Version 1.2.0
It can now handle raw partitions (previously entire disk only).

Download from https://www.whatroute.net/vboxrawdisk.html
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