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Old 12-01-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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Moving Vbox partition from ext4 fs to NTFS


Hey guys.
It's me. :| Again :|
So , this time , my question is :
When i had windows vista on my pc , i used to use virtual box .. and well ... have some virtual harddisks in my NTFS partition.
I can acces and use those from my VirtualBox from ubuntu 10.04 if that matters.
Unfortunately the NTFS partition is the biggest , and i don't have enoguh space to make a Virtual machine on my /home partition (small)
So , i thought i could tell the vm to do a harddisk directly in the NTFS partition.
But it gives me some error.


Failed to create the hard disk storage /media/Data/win7ntfs.vdi.
Could not create the medium storage unit '/media/Data/win7ntfs.vdi'.
VDI: writing pre-header failed for '/media/Data/win7ntfs.vdi' (VERR_NET_OPERATION_NOT_SUPPORTED).


Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component:
Medium
Interface:
IMedium {1d578f43-5ef1-4415-b556-7592d3ccdc8f}



So i tried doing it in my home partition and then moving it to the NTFS,
Everything nice until installing the os in it.
It stops and just hangs there.
Help ?
how to make that virtual harddisk and put it in the NTFS partition , while still being able to use it?
why do i need it?
my school teaches me power point ... and i dont have it ...
i need a virtual machine with windows 7 .. but dont have space to put it in /home ..
i need to put the virtual disc in my NTFS partition and have problems with that
i know i can use Wine or Crossover but i'm just not in the mood of installing wine right now (it worked always well , but just that ... i don't know ... i want to feel like when i'm using it at school ... wine would give me an ugly thing... )
Thank you.

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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The error is likelly because of permission issues.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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i tried moving it as root.
no difference.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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Is the Windows 7 ntfs mounted read write in ntfs-3g?

Be sure you put the data in some folder not on the root of ntfs too.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jefro View Post
Is the Windows 7 ntfs mounted read write in ntfs-3g?

Be sure you put the data in some folder not on the root of ntfs too.
yes i haave it as read write because i also tried to copy a .deb file in there and works with no problems
yes , it is in a folder
 
Old 12-04-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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hey . so i made a backup of the important files in my ntfs.
I am thinking about formatting it to ... hmmm ... FAT32 OR ext4
Do you think i would have the same problem with the FAT32 or ext4
 
  


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