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2003 server problem

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Raffaz, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Hi
    Im trying to setup a VPC setup with server 2003 on it, i run my setup cd and it all goes well till it gets to formatting my partition. It comes up with 1 partition that is 16Gb in size and i dont have a partition this size on my drive. Ive got a few different partitions but it only comes up with this one. Could it have anything to do with having XP and linux on a dual boot? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  2. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm not familiar with VPC but I can take a guess based on VMWare. The 16Gb partition it's finding is not a real drive/partition. It is a virtual drive which to your physical machine will look just like a large file or several smaller files.
     
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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Ive actually set a seperate partition on my HDD for server 2003, its 7Gb, so is this what it will be seeing then. And if i install here i wont wipe my OS? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    nah mate you wont, you will probably of taken a couple of gbs of actually hdd space, check your documents and it should be under My Virtual Machines, unless you have changed the target where it is stored...
     
  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Yeah i changed the target, was set somewhere on c:, but changed it to the partition that i set up
     
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  6. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    i had the same thoughts when installing ubuntu as it mentioned the 17.2gb even though i had set a smaller drive but it was ok

    couldn't remember if it done this when i had installed my various win2k,xp and 2003 server vpc's
     
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  7. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    well i think i might take the chance and see what happens

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  8. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    well it seems to be workin, very strange
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    thats normal... its called Dynamic expanding...
     
  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    so whats that for then mate

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  11. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    its just expands automatically as it needs more space
     
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  12. YottaMedia

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    Heya

    The virtual disk that it makes it Dynamic as mentioned before. Basically when you make the virtual machine you would have chosen to create a hard disk with the default settings. It creates a tiny file that gets bigger as the files inside it do. It seems to be a 16 gig drive, but the file will be 0kb until you install something on it. Check the settings of the VPC and use the Hard Disk Wizard if you wanna make a fixed 7gig file for your separate partition.

    :D

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