Ticket #1832 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Disk Full error makes virtual disk inaccessible

Reported by: joris Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I have a 20 GB virtual disk image on a fat partition (yes, not very a good idea), which has reached the 4 GB limit. Which is not a problem if you just can access the virtual disk and then throw away some data files, which I don't need.

However virtual box doesn't allow that, it just stops the machine and then tells you to clear up some diskspace. Which prevents you from doing just that.

So what is needed is that virtualbox allows you to continue, so that you can fix the problem from inside the virtual machine.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

  • Cc joris.guisson@… removed

I understand your frustration, but what do you expect us to do about it? Not write data to the disk? Besides, if you delete files in the guest, that doesn't mean that the vdi file will shrink. The warning you receive is a bit misleading. In the file size limit case it should say something different.

The only option you have right now is to move your vdi container to another file system.

We should support splitting files into 4 GB chunks, yes, but that's another story. :)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by joris

An option to just continue would be great (anytime the guest OS would then try to access the partition, you would tell it, it is full), now your entire machine is useless.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

Unfortunately this problem cannot be fixed easily.

joris : You can't tell guest that FS is not writable, because guest thinks it works on block device, and has full permissions for it.

Only way for users is to move their VDIs to NTFS or any file system supporting big files.

I think this bug must be CLOSED as WONTFIX.


comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Technologov

Again, I recommend Closing this bug.


comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

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

Split VMDK files are supported now.

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