VirtualBox Raw Disk Management
Recently I bit myself. Not seriously.
For many years my normal user account on the home network has been a member of the
disk group. Quite convenient.
The conventional enterprise advice is don’t do that. A security risk. On a home network I doubt any of that really matters. Besides, I trust myself.
For some reason I decided to revoke that group assignment.
A day later one of my virtual machines failed to launch. That particular machine uses raw disk access.
Oops. Raw disk access requires being a member of the disk group. Membership restored. The machine launched.
Sometimes security takes a back seat to the needs of life.