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Windows 7: VirtualBox virtual drive not staying at desired fixed size.

16 Feb 2013   #1
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
VirtualBox virtual drive not staying at desired fixed size.

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on VirtualBox with a fixed size of 30 GB. However, when I start up the VM, it says I don't have the required 4.9GB of space to install and in the settings it says there's only 4MB. I've tried Googling around but I couldn't find an answer.


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16 Feb 2013   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

This is a typical error you might get when installing Ubuntu on a vm.

A workaround is to boot to live CD and install Ubuntu from Live Desktop.

1. Boot to Live CD:

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2. Install Ubuntu:

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Kari


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16 Feb 2013   #3
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I prefer installing it on VirtualBox though. Is there any fix?
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16 Feb 2013   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yk7 View Post
I prefer installing it on VirtualBox though. Is there any fix?
Did you not understand me? I answered you telling how to install it in VirtualBox.

My last post shows exactly how to install it in VirtualBox. Boot your vm to Live CD desktop, install. Those screenshots in my previous post are from installing Ubuntu to a virtual machine.

Kari
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16 Feb 2013   #5
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did exactly that but it still says I don't have enough space.
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16 Feb 2013   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Delete your vm, create a new, use dynamic vhd instead of fixed size.
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16 Feb 2013   #7
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No luck with dynamic size.
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17 Feb 2013   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
might be obvious but how much disk space do you actually have available ON THE HOST BEFORE installing / creating the VM -- from the OP it seemed you only had 4 MB spare !!!


......................says I don't have the required 4.9GB of space to install and in the settings it says there's only 4MB........................................................


Cheers
jimbo
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17 Feb 2013   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Good point, Jimbo.

OP could alternatively try VMware Player instead of VirtualBox.
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17 Feb 2013   #10
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Host as in my C drive? I have 250 gb.
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