vidma - Virtual Disks Manipulator
vidma is a utility for manipulating virtual disk images. It can show basic information about the image or resize it. Resizing is done by in-place modification of a file holding the image or by creating modified copy of such file.
VDI - Virtual Disk Image
Format introduced by VirtualBox and mostly used by VirtualBox. It has a few variants, but only two types, fixed and dynamic, are handled by
- little-endian machine, e.g. x86, x86-64
- Windows or POSIX OS, e.g. BSD, Linux, Mac OS X
VirtualBox Forum topic
(contains example of usage)
If you find any bug, then please create a new issue in the project's GitHub page and describe the problem there, unless someone already did it before you.
Remember to provide following information:
- What system do you have?
- What compiler do you use? (if you have built
vidmaversion are you using?
(first line of
- What have you done?
historyand check the commands used to compile and run vidma)
- If problem regards corrupted image, then paste information about the original
image and the one after failed modification.
- alpha (works for me?)
- beta (works for you?)
- release candidate (works for everyone?)
- ready (just works!)
Don't waste your time until vidma will be close to beta stage. I mean it.
I am aware of many shortcomings (some are listed in issues w/ todo label) and they will be eventually addressed (in no particular order).
I won't accept any pull request before releasing version 0.2.0. ;-)
Program is in ALPHA stage, therefore may be HARMFUL and UNSAFE!
You have been warned! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! NO WARRANTY!
To reduce possible damages of in-place operation ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR IMAGE or just do not use them at all.