VirtualBox

Ticket #5653 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Error: Host System Reported Disk Full at .vdi size 3.99 GB, still 15 GB free on Drive

Reported by: mynote77 Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.0 Keywords: Win 7
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

Dear V-Box Team

I am receiving Error message as per attached snapshot, BUT i have 15 GB free on my drive. Please help

Thanks

Attachments

VBox.log Download (57.3 KB) - added by mynote77 4 years ago.
v-box-error.jpg Download (26.9 KB) - added by mynote77 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by mynote77

Changed 4 years ago by mynote77

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mynote77

Dear V-Box Team

I am receiving Error message as per attached snapshot, BUT i have 15 GB free on my drive. Please help

Host is Win XP SP3 Guest is Win 7

Thanks

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Host file system FAT32?

comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 4 years ago by mynote77

Yes, FAT32, But before I had Win XP vdi installed and it extended beyond 5 GB as I installed more SWs in XP.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 4 years ago by mynote77

Replying to mynote77:

Yes, FAT32, But before I had Win XP vdi installed and it extended beyond 5 GB as I installed more SWs in XP.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Unfortunately, FAT32 does not allow files bigger than 4GB. And even worse: It is quite difficult to implement a generic check for the maximal file size of a Windows file system. You will definitely not be able to have a .vdi image which is bigger than 4G on a FAT32 partition.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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

We do not support splitting up VDI files into 4 GB chunks. You should use VMDK if you are unwilling/unable to switch to NTFS. (VBoxManage allows you to create a split VMDK, which then can be used for the VM)

The only workaround for existing VMs is to move the VDI to an NTFS partition.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

I will open an internal defect to present an appropriate warning when trying to create a VDI on a FAT32 partition.

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