VirtualBox

Ticket #1085 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

write errors to disk image not reported

Reported by: hramrach Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I tried to make a virtual machine on OS X, and as the partition with most space was FAT i put the disk image there. Unfortunately, FAT has severe file size limitations which is unsuitable for disk images.

  • disk manager did not warn about that
  • when fixed size image was selected it would happily create a smaller image without reporting any problem
  • writing to the image from the virtaul machine fails leading to dma errors in guest Linux system. VirtualBox does not report any problems.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by hramrach

I must add that the errors are in the logs. However, the user interface does not report any problem, and the logs are accessible only from an application different from the one running the virtual machine. I guess a small warning icon in the status bar with the option to show the log would be nice.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Note that the Mac OS X version is a bit outdated, we are working on an update. Newer versions will raise a message box. But we still don't warn if the user tries to create a file on a partition which does not allow bigger file sizes, this is on our TODO list.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to virtual disk

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Should be fixed in VirtualBox 2.2.0.

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