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vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

Operation on file '/var/lib/vmware/VirtualMachines/VL5.8/VL5.8.vmdk" failed (no space left on device) the file system where disk /var/lib/vmware/VirtualMachines/VL5.8/VL5.8.vmdk" resides is FULL. Choose retry to attempt the operation again.. Choose abort to terminate the session.



the details of my VL setup in VM is

Memory 256mb
Harddisk IDE 0:0 (80.0G)
CDROM IDE 1:0 /dev/cdrom
Mouse : ps/2
floppy : /dev/fd0
ethernet : Bridged
Processors : 1


any suggestions? thanks
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

Hi,

It would appear that your /var partition is full. What does the output of

"df -h" show you ?

You might also want to post which VMware product you're using and what version.

Cheers,

Rob
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

That message indicates that the /var is full. You need more space in /var or reduce the size of your virtual disk.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

yes i know.. but isn't that its only a "virtual memory" so im thinking.. why would it be full IF i am just installing a distro on a virtual space disk? as far as i could remember ...

me@darkstar:/var/lib/vmware/VirtualMachines/VL5.8$ ls
VL5.8.vmdk VL5.8.vmsd VL5.8.vmx* nvram vmware.log

the ".vmdk" consumes the space since it has the biggest size.. (just forgot to include the "-l" option...
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

Hi,

If I remember correctly the vmdk files are the virtual hard disks. So if you created a VM with a 10GB hard disk, you'd get a 10GB vmdk file...

Cheers,

Rob
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

hmm okay . . so wat should i do? :( should i lessen the VM disk space? -----just to install the guest linux OS?
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

Hello ICE,

>> Harddisk IDE 0:0 (80.0G)
>> so wat should i do? :(
>> should i lessen the VM disk space?

IDE Hard Disk? Value Buy - 160GB, 250GB, 320GB if the machine supports.

Thanks
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

According to your original post, you've got 80GB of disk space, so that should be more than enough for a few Virtual Machines.

What you probably need to do is store your VM files in a different file system.

If you want more information, give the details requested previously...

Cheers,

Rob
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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

the details of my VL setup in VM is

Memory 256mb
Harddisk IDE 0:0 (80.0G)
CDROM IDE 1:0 /dev/cdrom
Mouse : ps/2
floppy : /dev/fd0
ethernet : Bridged
Processors : 1


The Hdisk space of 80G is ONLY the "Virtual Hdisk space" do you mean.. i will try to set the VM disk in a smaller size? lets say 15-20G only? --sorry a bit confused here ---


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Re: vmware directory for installing guest OS is Full? ?

OK. I think I'm getting myself (and you) confused !

What is the physical setup ?
Which VMware product are you using ?
What version of that product are you using ?

Cheers,

Rob