I keep getting the error message "VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine because the disk on which the virtual machine is stored is almost full. To continue, free up at least 962 MB of disk space." I have deleted/moved tons of files and keep getting this error message, all to no avail. Anyone have a suggestion/answer, please? I am unable to use VMfusion.
You need to do exactly what the message says and it on the Host File System that you need to free up space not he Virtual Machine OSes File System.
Also if you are that low on space on the Mac you have bigger problems then Fusion pausing the Virtual Machine so it doesn't crash it or the system because you can't properly manage what you have stored on the Mac.
Thanks, Woddy!! But I just purchased an external drive w/750GB on it and have moved all non-essential data & programs to it. I also purchased the program "Clean Sweep" to find the large files and any duplicate files I may have on my mac. Coming from an IBM-based background, this is my first mac and when I moved files on my mac, I thought I was moving the files, not copying them. I wound up with a ton of dupes which I believe I cleaned up w/Clean Sweep. I think I initially screwed up my system by "moving" (copying) files from my internal HD (120GB) to my external HD (750GB). I just checked the available space on my mac by checking the system data and have: capacity 111.47 GB; available 821.7 MB. I am open to any suggestion you may have. HELP, please.
Moving files around on the Mac is the same as with Windows. It basically follow these two patterns:
1. dragging files between folders on THE SAME DISK, MOVES the files
2. dragging files between folders on DIFFERENT DISKS, COPIES them.
By "disks" in these examples, I mean logical disks, or partitions. So if you've partitioned your HD into two volumes, dragging files between them will COPY the file, even though both are still on the same physical disk. The external drive is certainly a diifferent disk AND different partition. To move files from your Mac HD to the external, hold the COMMAND-KEY down while you drag the files. You'll notice the progress pop-up says "moving" instead of "copying".
Now, the main problem you have is your boot-drive is way, way too full. The swapfile will increase in size with usage and you'll get the VMware error message. It can be alleviated somewhat by quitting ALL programmes except for VMware Fusion. Ultimately, you'll need to free up at least 10gb of space on your internal HD for this to work.
Please accept my apologies for not getting back to you today!! The day
just got away from me and it is now 11:40 pm, I still have a bunch of
stuff to do (including eating dinner). Tomorrow, I'll be out of pocket
during the day until dinnertime. Please let me know if that is
acceptable and let me know a time that works for you and hopefully we
can get back together in the evening.
Best regards and thank you again.
Woody, I'm hoping that we can continue our texting (private) to
continue to resolve my problems. It is mid-day Friday and I'll be
available all the rest of today/tonite, and all of Sat. & Sun. Please
give me a quick call to let me know when you are ready since I'm not
always at my computer, but have my cell phone with me. PLEASE continue
to assist me. Thank you!!!
Woody, My sincere apology. I thought I sent you my cell phone number as you requested and got involved in other projects. (I forgot the system was down last nite and in my mind it was already taken care of.) Here is my cell phone: <NUMBER REMOVED>. Please call me at your convience. Once again, sorry if I screwed up your schedule.
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Seriously dude. Do you REALLY want to post your cell phone number on a public forum accessed by thousands of people all around the world? Use the Private Messages section for such information sharing with one other user!
I am having a similar problem my Vista keeps telling me Low Disk Space - you are running low on disk space. I have increased the size of the HD in the Virtual Machine Settings but it is not reflected on the HD of the Vista VMWare Fusion. Any suggestions? I have cleared out none essential info but need more room really and have 150 GB free on the mac HD.
You actually have a different problem than . He's got low disk-space issue OUTSIDE his VM, on his Mac's system (the VMware host). You have an issue INSIDE your VM. To increase that disk-space, you have to do a 2-step process. Increase the VMware virtual-disk size, which you've already done.
But now you also have to increase the PARTITION size of your Vista instalallation to use all that space. Run DISKMGMT.MSC and you should see that your virtual physical disk is now larger, however, the C-drive partition is still set to the old size. Windows cannot easily expand the boot-partition while it's running. One thing you can do is download the GParted Live-CD and boot your VM from that to re-size your Windows partition while the disk is offline.
Another way to do it is to create a 2nd WinXP/Vista VM and make your current VM's boot-drive a secondary D-drive on the new VM. Then you can resize the partition to full disk-capacity. Then quit the 2nd WinXP/Vista VM and reboot the original one and your boot-drive should be expanded.
You can look at the content of the Apple memory with Grand Perspective (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/grandperspective.html). This will show you where the large files are. Then free up enough space for the VM to run.