VirtualBox

Ticket #1392 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Writes from W2K host app to shared folder on Ubuntu guest hangs if thousands of files are written.

Reported by: TonyG Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I'm using W2K/SP3 as the guest on Ubuntu 7.1. I'm using the basic scheme of trying to keep the VM image small by telling guest applications which have large sets of data files to install the data files to the shared folder which is mapped via the Z: drive to appear as a network drive. For most of my applications, this has worked fine--the guest application data files are placed in the shared folder and the application installs and runs properly.

However, in the case of Britannica 2002 Deluxe Edition -- which is unique among the applications in installing a fairly large set of data files (29022 files comprising 975 MB), the install always hangs at some point while copying one of the data files from the install CD over to the shared folder. The place where it hangs seems to differ (a different file is being copied each time) but the complete install never succeeds without encountering this problem somewhere along the way.

If I direct the install to use the local guest file system for the data files, then it succeeds. Unfortunately, that leaves the VM bloated with about 1 GB of data files that are mostly read-only and I'd prefer to have out on the shared folder.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by pentagonik

Please try to disable the "WebClient" service in the W2K/SP3 guest in the service manager ("disable" or stop manually), reboot the guest and try installing Britannica again.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by TonyG

When I check the list of Services, there is no "WebClient" service listed. Does it also go by a different name?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

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

Update to the latest version. We've fixed a shared folder hang problem in 1.5.2 iirc.

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