Tag: virtualbox

VirtualBox resizing vmdk to increase dev/mapper partition

If you’ve run out of space on a VirtualBox vmdk drive and want to increase the partition’s size, do the following: 1) Download the GParted ISO from their website. 2) Convert your vmdk to a vdi (VBoxManage can be found in your virtualbox “program files” directory. Use explicit file paths if needed) >> VBoxManage clonehd […]

Rails slow on Ubuntu Virtualbox instance

I ran into an issue where a Rails 3.1 application running on Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox instance (development) was running ridiculously slow. Sometimes, before the server would register a request, it would take >5 seconds, then another 5 seconds just to load a simple view. Obviously, this is an unacceptable amount of time when […]