testdrive does not allocate enough hdd space for ubuntu-studio

Bug #1347329 reported by Robert Finley on 2014-07-23
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
TestDrive
Undecided
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testdrive (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

I am testing iso's from various flavors and just notices that I can "sync" the ubuntu-studio img but when I hit "launch" (vbox) the vm it creates does not have enough hdd space for the installation. I can manually create a VM and it works fine.

Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

What version of ubuntu are you running? newer versions might have a fix. If not, you can change the default size settings in preferences.
This is a bug, but i'm not sure if we want our defaut to be larger as it will take up more excess space on other isos

Changed in testdrive (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I am running 14.04. I see how to change the default now. Thank you
On 07/22/2014 10:15 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
> What version of ubuntu are you running? newer versions might have a fix. If not, you can change the default size settings in preferences.
> This is a bug, but i'm not sure if we want our defaut to be larger as it will take up more excess space on other isos
>
> ** Changed in: testdrive (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Wishlist
>
> ** Also affects: testdrive
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>

Jackson Doak (noskcaj) on 2014-07-23
Changed in testdrive (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in testdrive:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in testdrive (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Stephen Rees-Carter (valorin) wrote :

I can confirm this for Ubuntu Desktop on 14.04 too. The default comes with 6G, but the Ubuntu Desktop installer requires 7.1G of space. You need to edit /etc/testdriverc to say 8G+ before it will allow you to install it.

Bipul (bipul-kumar) wrote :

I am also facing the same issue, I am not able to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Virtualbox or QEMU via testdrive.

Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

> This is a bug, but i'm not sure if we want our defaut to be larger as it will take up more excess space on other isos

The comment in /etc/testdriverc says

    # Note that this will be a sparse, qcow2 file, so it should not actually
    # take that much space on the filesystem.

so it shouldn't be a problem.

For reference, the empty default 8 GiB image (which is empty because the Ubuntu disco desktop installer refuses to proceed due to not enough disk space) occupies only 196K on disk.

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