Clone Your VirtualBox ImageDecember 29, 2008 – 7:29 PM
I found out the hard way that you cannot simply copy and paste your .vdi file, rename, and add a second virtual machine to your system. Each VDI file has a unique UUID that a single VirtualBox installation will not duplicate. You have to “clone” it. The screenshot below is from Ubuntu 8.10:
When finished, it displays the file’s new UUID and it’s ready to add.