VMWare virtual machine disk space confusion
Posted on 2008-06-13
I've just built a Win XP VMWare machine.
I gave it a 20GB HDD.
I copied a 1.8GB zip file to it ok. I then tried to extract the file to the machine but it gives an error saying size limit exceeded.
The extracted file should be 10GB in size.
The machine shows 14GB free space on C:
I increased the hard disk size on the VM to 30GB using the command line tool vdiskmanager but I get the same error when extracting the file.
I tried extracting the file on another machine then copying to a shared folder on the VM but it doesn't copy, not enough space.
The settings of the VM HDD show
Current Size: 11.3GB
System free: 40.4GB
Max size: 30GB
Can anyone explain why this is failing and how I can know the true size of the drive. Is there a way to increase the Current Size capacity?
Thanks in advance