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30 Oct 2012   #11
kado897

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Yes that is correct.


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30 Oct 2012   #12
seven2

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As previously stated, you can remove the individual VMs by simply right-clicking and selecting Remove. If you want to remove the Oracle software, VirtualBox, you would do that from "Programs and Features" just like you would any other installed program.

Being that you can remove the Oracle as you would any program, could you use Revo if you choose to?

I will answer that myself by saying yes. I now have a much better picture of what each is and how to do it. I thank you all for your time and patience.
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30 Oct 2012   #13
kado897

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I guess you could, although I have never tried it. Uninstalling VirtualBox will not get rid of any VMs you have defined though. You would need to delete them manually afterwards.
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30 Oct 2012   #14
seven2

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I understand and thank you.

I wanted you to know thaat my problem was that I removed oracle with Ubuntu in it thinking all would be gone - wrong. I thought everything within oracle would go with it.
Each guest has to be completely removed before removing the Oracle box.
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30 Oct 2012   #15
kado897

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You are welcome seven2.
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30 Oct 2012   #16
strollin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
... Each guest has to be completely removed before removing the Oracle box.
I think you understand now but the above statement isn't necessarily correct. You don't have to remove the guests before removing Oracle VirtualBox. For instance, you could remove ONLY VirtualBox and leave the VM's which would allow you to re-install VirtualBox and have your VM's intact OR you could copy/move the VM's to another machine and import them into VirtualBox there.
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31 Oct 2012   #17
kado897

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Sorry. I missed that line. Strollin is correct. Just think of the VM as data that VirtualBox uses just like a spreadsheet that Excel uses. If you uninstall Excel the spreadsheet remains and can be opened by another installation of Excel.
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31 Oct 2012   #18
seven2

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understand

To understand, I would like to ask just a bit more if I may.
Honestly, I have used neither a sreadsheet nor Excel so I am sorry but the analogy is beyond me but I'll bet an accurate one.

My question is,"If the Oracle box is removed without removing the guests like Ubuntu, where do the guests reside.

I alays thought one reason for virtualization was to keep material from being instaled in the C: drive, using Oracle in its place. Then you could add guests to this Oracle software upon which all rest, the host or Win 7.

If I approach the area of depair then wave the flag and I will thank you all and depart.
I have been conquering tasks like imaging etc and am determined to comquer this on eway or the other. I must first understand the basics and the terms involved.
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31 Oct 2012   #19
kado897

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No problem seven2.

VBox creates a folder for each VM with two main files in it The first is a .vbox file which contains the settings for the VM. The second and much bigger file is a virtual disk, usually with the .vdi extension. This contains the installed guest and all its data. There are various other files and folders but those are the important ones. The folder by default resides in your documents folder although you can change that. I have moved mine onto an external disk as they are quite large. This is the folder for my Ubuntu VM.

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31 Oct 2012   #20
seven2

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avoid C:

As you can tell I am trying to avoid installing to the C: drive.
I wonder if you can use a usb drive - 8GB - to contain everything or do you still need to involve the C: drive?
I read about Lili and pen drive.
I was going to follow a tutorial from YouTube with the laptop to guide the desktop and use Oracle's box to install Win 8?

With a friend's advice, perhaps I need more pc experience before I get into virtualization. I shall continue to watch tutorials and read before messing up a good pc.

Thank you all for your support - I'll be back.
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