VirtualBox

Ticket #11962 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

creating new virtual disk detects host free disk space incorrectly => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: harb Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.16 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

The free-disk-space is checked on the drive where "VirtualBox VMs" folder resides instead of inside this folder. The folder is in my case a directory symlink to another drive so the free space inside this folder is different than in any of the parent folders or the drive where the symlink resides.

to create such symlink use: symlink /d "VirtualBox VMs" "d:\somedir\VirtualBox VMs" (while in the folder c:\Users\user\ where user is some admin user on windows; this assumes you moved "c:\Users\user\VirtualBox VMs\" folder to "d:\somedir\" before executing the symlink command)

I'll add some screenshots illustrating the free disk space differences and the error I get from virtualbox in this case (trying to make a 20gig virtual disk)

Attachments

virtualbox disk space check fail 2.png Download (58.1 KB) - added by harb 10 months ago.
virtualbox error
virtualbox disk space check fail 3.png Download (35.8 KB) - added by harb 10 months ago.
free disk space differences (seen by windows)
virtualbox disk space check fail 4 symlinkd.png Download (31.8 KB) - added by harb 10 months ago.
how that dir symlink look from console

Change History

Changed 10 months ago by harb

virtualbox error

Changed 10 months ago by harb

free disk space differences (seen by windows)

Changed 10 months ago by harb

how that dir symlink look from console

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by frank

  • Priority changed from blocker to major

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by frank

  • Summary changed from creating new virtual disk detects host free disk space incorrectly to creating new virtual disk detects host free disk space incorrectly => Fixed in SVN

Thank you for the report. This problem will be fixed in the next major release.

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by frank

The fix is contained in VBox 4.3 Beta 2. Please give it a try.

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by frank

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

Fixed in VBox 4.3.

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