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    12.10 64bit Virtualbox files not persistent

    Linux 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    I wanted to use VirtualBox to host Windows 7 on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit.

    Installed VirtualBox from The Ubuntu Software Centre and fired up the New VM Wizard, wanted to create a fixed Virtual disk 25GB. It went through the creation process but when finished the files were not there.

    I tried again, the files were created in during the process, I could see them in my /home folder, but disappeared when the Wizard finished.

    tried it with .vdmk as well, same result, the sub directories and files are there when the wizard is running but disappear on completion.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: 12.10 64bit Virtualbox files not persistent

    Went back to VMPlayer and all its patches

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    Re: 12.10 64bit Virtualbox files not persistent

    The virtual disk file (vdi, vmdk) is stored by default in the folder of the VM. Have you checked if the file is there?.

    Are you sure that you have 25 GB available in your disk for the virtual disk file?. Try this command:

    Code:
    df -h
    Do you get the same wrong result if you define the virtual disk as dinamically allocated?.

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    Re: 12.10 64bit Virtualbox files not persistent

    Could see the files being created and then disappearing when the wizard stopped, they were where they were supposed to be. Not short of disk space

    jim@jim-Inspiron-N5110:~$ df -k
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 476392488 6955400 445237716 2% /
    udev 1967388 4 1967384 1% /dev
    tmpfs 790764 940 789824 1% /run
    none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
    none 1976904 160 1976744 1% /run/shm
    none 102400 32 102368 1% /run/user
    /dev/sda1 233191 53540 167210 25% /boot

    Have managed to create files now by explicitly naming and setting destination in the directory, but still could not get win 7 to load so have given up and will stick with VMPlayer, slightly less hassle.

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    Re: 12.10 64bit Virtualbox files not persistent

    Quote Originally Posted by uaebuntu View Post
    Could see the files being created and then disappearing when the wizard stopped, they were where they were supposed to be. Not short of disk space

    jim@jim-Inspiron-N5110:~$ df -k
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root 476392488 6955400 445237716 2% /
    udev 1967388 4 1967384 1% /dev
    tmpfs 790764 940 789824 1% /run
    none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
    none 1976904 160 1976744 1% /run/shm
    none 102400 32 102368 1% /run/user
    /dev/sda1 233191 53540 167210 25% /boot

    Have managed to create files now by explicitly naming and setting destination in the directory, but still could not get win 7 to load so have given up and will stick with VMPlayer, slightly less hassle.
    Do you get the same problem if you define virtual disks dynamically allocated?.

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