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    Default VirtualBox add hard disk

    Virtual Box 1.6.2 Sun/Innotek version on SuSE 10.3.

    My XP guest is starting to fill up the virtual hard disk. So, I follow
    instructions and create a second 10Gb dynamic *.vdi, register it as
    primary/slave and restart XP.

    Both hard disks now appear in Device manager but only the primary/master
    (C: drive) shows up in "My Computer".

    Much rereading of manual/help file has left me no closer to a solution.
    Probably something stupid I've missed. Any suggestions?
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    Not "stupid," but remember that you now have to make *Windows* recognize the drive. Do the same things you would if you'd installed a physical hard drive on a Windows PC: run fdisk or some other partitioner to create the partition, format it, and reboot. Windows will then recognize and include the new drive (typically as D: or E:, depending on where your CD/DVD is at in the scheme).

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    As smpoole7 suggested you should somehow format your new disk. One way of doing this in XP is: right click on My Computer->Manage->Disk Management. A wizard window appears on your screen, click Next and convert your unformatted disk. Then choose the appropriate settings and format the disk, the rest is easy.

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    You can assign it a drive letter in "Disk Management".
    Right mouse click My Computer > Manage > "Disk Management"
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