ID #1105

The destination file system does not support large files

When you try to start a VM WS or Fusion popup a meesage

 

The destination file system does not support large files 

Platform :  WS , Fusion


Anamnese


Did you move your VM to Fat32 ?
Are you using NTFS with Linux or EXT2 with Windows ?
Obviously it is a bad idea to copyvmdk- files larger than 2 GB to Fat32.

In other cases VMware is a bit outdated when brandnew filesystems are used.

 




Cure

 

If you think your filesystem should support the files you use
you may try this entry in the vmx-file.
diskLib.sparseMaxFileSizeCheck= "false"

 


 

Plan B

 

Convert the vmdfk in question to a different format with vmware-vdiskmanager
Use a different filesystem


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