How to Import a Virtual Machine via VDI File


  1. Refer to guide —
    • Copy the VDI file in VirtualBox’s virtual hard disk repository
    • Launch VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine. Choose an operating system among the choices given and click on Next button
    • Under Virtual Hard Disk, select Use existing hard diskand then click on the folder icon on the right
    • Now, a Virtual Media Manager window is opened. In that, click on the Add button and then select the VDI file which you want to open
    • Again, Virtual Hard Disk window is opened in which your new VDI is being shown and then click on Next
    • Now, your new virtual machine is started
  2. Import the OS — Linux Mint version 17 Cinnamon 64 bit, from “X:\VirtualBox Files\Linux Mint\Linux Mint.vdi” into your VirtualBox in your MSI laptop .
  3. After you have imported, you need to change the settings, e.g. network, as this VDI file was created using another machine/laptop