Ticket #1068 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

Problem with Shared Folder and reported file system

Reported by: hobbes69 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords: shared folders, file system, VBoxSharedFolderFS
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I'm running a Windows XP SP2 guest on Fedora 8 64bit.

I've setup a shared folder to handle most of the data I deal with in XP so I can keep the virtual drive small. I was using Nero Image Recorder in Nero Vision (for a home video) and when I went to burn the images in K3B under Fedora I found the files were broken into 2GB chunks: .nrg, .nrg.001, .nrg.002, etc.

The only reason I can think of that Image Recorder would do this is because the Shared Folder (mapped to G: for ease of use) reports a file system of VBoxSharedFolderFS and Image Recorder not knowing how to deal with this defaults to the most compatible mode (FAT16 2GB limitation). When I connect to a Samba share it reports NTFS which is more appropriate but it seems to limit the transfer rate to 100Mbit even though it's not a real network device.

The current workaround is to do a 'cat file1 file2 file3 > file4' which seems to work but results in a lot of disk space usage temporarily.

Is there any way to change the file system the shared folder reports?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Guest type changed from other to Windows

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to shared folders

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if this is still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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