View Full Version : [SOLVED] Is this safe?

August 18th, 2008, 09:58 PM
I know this doesn't belong here. But I installed Xubuntu within virtualbox on a friend's computer. They don't like it. So I'm wondering if it's safe to fire up xubuntu within virtual box and type the code that deletes all the files within root directory?
It's under virtualbox and was installed by virtualbox. Will it delete any of Windows XP (the host OS) files?

EDIT: I installed Guest Additions drivers.

EDIT: It's a code under malicious commands. and if your wondering why I just don't delete the virtual hard drive it's because it's no fun that way.

August 18th, 2008, 10:00 PM
That is perfectly safe :wink:

August 18th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Yeah go ahead and do it. Nothing will be damaged. The virtual machine can only access it's own virtual hd.

August 18th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Thanks I was just making sure. I thought it wouldn't but since it wasn't my computer I didn't want to damage it.

August 18th, 2008, 10:09 PM
You might want to unmount any shared folders first.

August 18th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Huh? It doesn't work I can't execute any of those commands under root. It just says cannot remove /

August 18th, 2008, 10:14 PM
nvm I fixed it I forgot to run as root. :lolflag:

August 18th, 2008, 10:48 PM
I did it, but it did not tell me that it worked. So when I tried to launch terminal it didn't work. Just a black screen so I rebooted and said Missing configurations files or something like that... and it was dead :( May you rest in peace xubuntu...

August 18th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Why not just delete the "virtual" hard drive. (it is a file) and then re-install it?