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Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2011, 08:22 PM
I used it last night to test XP Pro x64 which worked. But when I went to delete a VM I had created, it said it cant delete it and the files, otherwise it'll crash.

Then I noticed it had chewed up ALL of C! (even after I had uninstalled it). I had over 100 GB left (before I installed Virtualbox), and late last night, it had gone down to 32 mb of space!

I know that was the cause, because in the end, I had to do a format to fix it. And C is back to what was before (136 GB left)

You probably wont notice, (or get the above message), unless you use a x64 OS in Virtualbox

mikebartnz
17-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Never had a problem with the about 15 different OS's I have run within VB but that is also under Linux.

johnd
17-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Never had any problems to speak of. Use it in a classroom situation quite regularly.

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2011, 09:40 PM
I think it only happens if / when you use a 64 bit OS and a 64 bit VM. Well whatever caused it (It wasn't me, I wont be using it again )

8ftmetalhaed
17-06-2011, 10:08 PM
I had windows server 2008 running in a VM on my x64 laptop, along with win xp 32x and a couple of ubuntu images for a system admin class.

Can't recall if the server 2008 was x64, but I didn't have any problem deleting the VDI files I was given.

Personally, I found the use of 6-8gb virtual files on my hard drive offensive, since I don't like big files unless they're entertaining. And these VDI's weren't.

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2011, 10:13 PM
I deleted the VDI files (after it had been uninstalled), but in the meantime the 136 GB I had left was reduced to 32 mb. Thats probably why it said it couldnt delete the VM and files (when I chose the option). It fills up the hdd, so there's nothing left, and the system crashes

Even after a reboot. With the amount of programs, I had installed before, (and now) it was nowhere near 200 GB the size of the partition

inphinity
17-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Nope, no issues, I have Win7 x64 as the host, and Win Xp (32bit) plus 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008 64-bit hosts in VirtualBox no probs.

aidanmaz
18-06-2011, 03:50 PM
I used it last night to test XP Pro x64 which worked. But when I went to delete a VM I had created, it said it cant delete it and the files, otherwise it'll crash.

Then I noticed it had chewed up ALL of C! (even after I had uninstalled it). I had over 100 GB left (before I installed Virtualbox), and late last night, it had gone down to 32 mb of space!

I know that was the cause, because in the end, I had to do a format to fix it. And C is back to what was before (136 GB left)

You probably wont notice, (or get the above message), unless you use a x64 OS in Virtualbox

I had the something similar witha 32bit Server 2008 r2 VM. Trying to delete the VDI's caused the host to hang