Re: Oracle RAC on linux using Virtual Box

From: Sanjay Mishra <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:29:43 -0700 (PDT)
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Thanks Dimitre
I finally decided to proceed the install and it look like even it is giving some alert windows that it is doing partition on /dev/sda as wellas lv but look like it has done all on the same filesystem which I provided for Virtual disk. I rebooted both VM as well main server and both came fine.

Thanks to all for the suggestion and links


 From: "Radoulov, Dimitre" <> To:
Cc: "" <> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:45 AM Subject: Re: Oracle RAC on linux using Virtual Box  

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM, Sanjay Mishra <> wrote: Hi
>> [...]
>> SO question is
>> 1 How to use /oravm1 to take selected 30G for OS software as well as layout or create partition on /dev/sdc or so. I am not able to see anything except /dev/sda while I am on partition layout screen and press the create button

What you see as /dev/sda in your new VM is the new _virtual_ disk (a file, most likely named <vm_name>.vdi in the default path for virtual storage:
the path you see/set when you go to Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager->File->Preferences->General->Default Machine Folder). It's not the /dev/sdX you see from your host!

If you want to use different partitions on your host machine for virtual disks on your guest machine,
just set the desired path when creating new virtual disks.

Check the following  - really nice - step-by-step guide by Kamran Agayev:

He describes everything (including the setup of the VMs).


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