Ubuntu

virtualbox-ose and VBoxManage hang when creating hard disk with encrypted home directory

Reported by Roy Jamison on 2010-10-17
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Virtualbox
Invalid
Unknown
virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

VBoxManage createhd --filename ubuntu --size 8000 --variant Fixed

Running this command makes it hang at 0% and it fails completely, but gives no output other than 0%

strace attached, gdb wouldn't work

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: virtualbox-ose 3.2.8-dfsg-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 17 22:18:25 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate i386 (20100928)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: virtualbox-ose

Roy Jamison (xteejx) wrote :
Changed in virtualbox:
status: Unknown → New
Roy Jamison (xteejx) wrote :

Thanks to one of the vbox guys, it happens because the vdi are stored in the home folder, on my machine it is encrypted.
If the vdi is created in /tmp/ and then moved to ~/.Virtualbox/HardDisks/ then it is fine.

summary: - virtualbox-ose and VBoxManage hang when creating hard disk
+ virtualbox-ose and VBoxManage hang when creating hard disk with
+ encrypted home directory
Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in virtualbox:
status: New → Invalid
Roy Jamison (xteejx) on 2011-03-20
Changed in virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Nick (tinimi) wrote :

I'm also affected.
Creating disk in encryptfs hangs.
But work ok in /tmp
Ubuntu 11.04
Latest virtual box: 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1

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