8.2 prerelease, virtualbox, and windows guests that freeze...
e.schuele at computer.org
Sun Feb 6 16:37:22 UTC 2011
On 02/06/2011 09:23, Mario Lobo wrote:
> On Saturday 05 February 2011 22:12:45 Eric Schuele wrote:
>> I have a laptop running 8.2-prerelease GENERIC. I have virtualbox ose
>> 3.2.12 from ports (and kmod as well).
>> I've only installed windows guests in vbox. I've installed windows 2008
>> server 64, windows vista 64bit, and windows 7 32bit. I have the vbox
>> hdd images on an NTFS filesystem mounted using fuse.
> My advice to you is that you change the file system on drive that holds
> the VMs files from NTFS to EXT2.
Thanks for the suggestion, however, I've already tried this (sorta).
From my original post...
>> I did try a windows guest on a non fuse filesystem just to rule that
>> out, but had same issue.
I suppose it may have been a little less than clear. By "non fuse
filesystem" I actually meant UFS. The problem still persisted.
> NTFS file systems on FreeBSD or even Linux are OK only for doing small
> r/w stuff. I use the ntfs-3g which is really good but don't trust NTFS
> for heavy usage under those OSs. Sometimes it's not even trustable under
> windows itself.
I realize NTFS on fBSD has been shaky in the past, but had heard it had
come a long way these days. It does seem to work well for all my
purposes, except these VMs. Had hoped NTFS was not the issue.
> EXT on the other hand, is very stable in FreeBSD and has very good
> drivers for any version of 32/64 windows (Ext2IFS_1_11a) so you can
> access you vdi files.
I've not tried the EXT IFS for windows yet, nor had I heard much
regarding their success or failure. If your willing to go out on a limb
and say "very good drivers for any version of 32/64 windows"... I'll
give it a try, and post my results. :)
> hope this helps.
> Mario Lobo
> FreeBSD since 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99% winblows FREE)
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