This guide will demonstrate a simple way to add an extra virtual hard disk to Virtual Machine running on VirtualBox and create a mount point for it. We’ll also make the disk added auto-mount as the VM is booting up.

Follow the steps below to add an extrat hard disk to a VirtualBox VM.

Open VirtualBox GUI > VM > settings > Storage > Controller > SATA Controller

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Click on Adds Hard disk icon > Create a new disk

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Choose VDI ( You can choose any disk format you want to use)

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Select Dynamically allocate ( You can use fixed as well)

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Specify the name of the disk and size

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Your disk should be added successfully under SATA controller, see below

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Now that hard disk has been added successfully, let’s start VM and create a partition. Type lsblk command to confirm:


You can proceed to format and use it for your server operations.

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