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Problem With Virtualbox; Not Enough Space Error When There Is 200GB Free. Answered

I Bought myself a Lego RCX for Christmas this year... I wanted to use it with my windows 10 PC, after inserting the software disk(s) and realizing that it was meant for windows 98 and it won't work on my modern PC I went ahead and installed virtual box and ran windows XP on it. I installed the Lego software (which installed without any problems) but when I tried to launch it there was a "Not Enough Disk Space Error" Even though the virtual hard drive has 200GB free. Any Ideas?

By the way, I tried the "Emulator" that is built into windows 10, it also didn't work (The one were you go into properties, compatibility, and change it to windows 98).

I Also tried Windows 98 in virtual machine, when I launched it there was no "Not Enough Disk Space" errors, but there was a error that said something along the lines of "this program requires 800x600 resolution minimum" When I went into the control panel my resolution was 640x480, and I couldn't move the slider to make the resolution higher for some reason.

And I do not want to use any of the other programs for coding the RCX (Bricx command center, etc).

Any Help would be appreciated!

Thanks.

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Orngrimm
Orngrimm

2 months ago

Trip down memory lane, but here go my 2 cents:
- If i remember correctly, you have to define the Hardware in Virtualbox quite heavily. Screen (and its resolution) as well...
- Try to change the behaviour of the virtual Harddisk: Change the "Dynamical" and "fixed" behaviour...
- Maybe the physical harddrive where the virtual dynamic sized Harddrive is stored is full?

I used VBox in the past and had a lot of troubles... Small things and knacks... Then switched over to VMware and dindt ever look back. https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-player...

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Lightwings_17
Lightwings_17

Reply 2 months ago

Thank you! I changes the storage from dynamical to fixed and it worked! Thank you very much!

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

2 months ago

I loved Win98, not as much as 3.11 but well, times move on I guess.
Struggle myself every now and then to get old games and programs working on a modern computer.
Keep in mind the restrictions of the time.
A 500mb vitrual drive is plenty and won't cause any problems with addressing it under 98.
Screen resolution is vital for old programs and it is best to set it all from the start before even installing the program.
800x600 was a standard back then but most monitors were providing 1024x768.
Memory is a similar story.
Although you can emulate 4GB or more for the RAM, back then computers were already out of reach if they had just 512mb ;)
Check the original requirements for Win98 and don't go higher ;)

Having said this, not every program will work in a virtual environment.
In many cases programmers did not use Windows or DOS functions to access things but their own code.
For example, I had an old serial programmer to program even older hardware.
That piece of software would only work on a computer running Win3.X and nothing else.
Coded directly in assembler and using routines that seem to fail on any virtual machine I tried.

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Lightwings_17
Lightwings_17

Reply 2 months ago

Thank you! I Turned down the ram, storage and used the information from the reply from Orngrimm and it all works now! Thank you once again!