Ticket #589 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Windows Xp install freezes whole system while formatting logical drive

Reported by: skrollan Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords: ubuntu win xp windows freeze virtual box ntfs virtual drive intall fat fat32 quick feisty fawn
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I am using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn with the latest version of VBox. I have Set-Up everything for the Virtual Machichne and everthing seems to work!

When I run the Box i can get through the Windows Xp Installer untill it wants to format the drive. When I am choosing to format it (fat32 oder ntfs, quick or normal mode, makes no difference) the installer freeze and i have to hard shut down my pc to wake it up from sleeping.

What can i do to make the winxp installer to format the virtual drive?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

Which file system do you use on your host to store the VDI?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by skrollan

i've tried to store it in the default path at first wich was something like "home/.Virtualbox" this drive uses ext3 as file system and then i tried to store the vdi on my external ntfs drive

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

The external ntfs drive explains one thing, but with ext3 everything should be fine. Other users have reported similar problems with the NTFS linux driver.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by skrollan

i also have another partition with 50 gb with an ext wich isn't really in use but it's mounted as /tmp which uses about 1-2 gigs. is there a way to unmount the drive and creat a real partition for the windows vdi?

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

Yes, but it's rather dangerous and doesn't really give you much.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by geonix

Your solution works when user has a problem on 15-20% or more percents of formatting. Unfortunately It didn't work for me , when my virtual machine crashed on 0% of formatting. The cause of the problem was simple : Please check the amount of memory assigned to virtual machine. For me it was 2GB <br>assigned, when my real memory was only 1Gb! I reduced assigned memory to 300MB it just started work!

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Please reopen if this is still an issue with 1.6.2.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by frank

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