Incorrect amount of computer memory detected on host system -> fixed in SVN/3.0.8
I am using a Fedora Core 5 host with 1GB of RAM. Guest systems, which are assigned 256M-384M of RAM, boot up and run well. However, I am unable to change the settings on any virtual machine unless I directly edit the XML files containing the settings. Whenever I try to change settings from within the VirtualBox GUI, I immediately see this message:
"On the General page, you have assigned more than 75% of your computer's memory (0 B) to the virtual machine. Not enough memory is left for your host operating system. Please select a smaller amount."
The virtual machine whose settings I was trying to modify is then marked "Inaccessible" and no virtual machines can be started until after the VirtualBox GUI is restarted. Similarly, I cannot create new virtual machines within the GUI, because it indicates that I have 0MB of RAM.
I don't know if it is a related issue or not, but if I try to change the CD/DVD associated with a running guest system using the Devices menu, I get the error message "Failed to open the CD/DVD image", along with "Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)".
I should explain that I have been unable to change the virtual-machine settings from the GUI in all versions of VirtualBox since ~1.5, but I used to get the 0x80004005 message instead of the 0MB message. Since there were a lot of suggestions out on the web for dealing with the 0x80004005 message, I concentrated on trying those suggestions (even though none of them ever worked) rather than filing a ticket. But I haven't been able to get any hits googling for the 0MB problem, so I assume it must be a new one.
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|Incorrect amount of computer memory detected on host system → Incorrect amount of computer memory detected on host system -> fixed in SVN