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.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: Virtual Machines

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