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Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 27. Nov 2017, 06:17
by PerfectStorm
It has been a while since I installed Linux VM on virtualbox. I have chosen both Dynamically allocated, and fixed hard disk options. Both of which result in seemingly normal process and length it takes to create the drive. But inside the VM the machine does not recognize the 19gb size (or anything even remotely close to it).

What am I doing wrong?


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Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 27. Nov 2017, 09:43
by socratis
You're forgetting the swap partition (for sure). Plus, there are tools in the guest to check the whole hard drive, not what you see as available in the userland partition.

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 30. Nov 2017, 14:26
by PerfectStorm
I did choose "Partitioned" during installation setup. I will try to repeat this process again.

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 30. Nov 2017, 18:42
by mpack
PerfectStorm wrote:I did choose "Partitioned" during installation setup. I will try to repeat this process again.

That actually doesn't mean anything. Regardless of the guest OS there's always at least one partition on a PC hard disk. The only thing the installer will ask you is how big to make it - and the default should be fine.

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 08:35
by PerfectStorm
Can you please help me do what I must to solve this?

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 10:06
by mpack
Help you how? You don't seem to have a problem, just a misunderstanding of how partitions work, and I thought we had just cleared that up. If you mean that you made your disk too small then see the FAQ: How to resize a Virtual Drive.

First however I'd look for a guest tool which lists all of the partitions on the drive, with some information about each one (purpose, filesystem, current fill factor). I can't make out what the number you've indicated (at the top right of your screenshot) is supposed to be. Without knowing what partition (if any) it relates to it really doesn't mean much. All I can tell you is that it seems to relate to a 1000MB partition you must have created somewhere in the guest OS. Perhaps some kind of hidden system or tools folder tree - I don't know Kali.

Speaking of which, a topic which mentions "Kali Linux" in the subject line IMHO doesn't belong in the "Using VirtualBox" forum. Moving the topic to "Linux Guests".

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 14:55
by Perryg
Open a terminal in kali and type the following:

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fdisk -l

Then

df -h

Post the results

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 15:35
by mpack
And the nasty thought occurs... You have actually installed Kali Linux, right? You aren't perhaps still running from a live CD, and the mysterious 900MB drive is actually a ramdisk?

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 19:59
by PerfectStorm
Perryg wrote:Open a terminal in kali and type the following:

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fdisk -l

Then

df -h

Post the results

see attached

Re: Kali Linux Storage problem

PostPosted: 1. Dec 2017, 20:10
by Perryg
Looks like a live cd. Post the guests log file ( as an attachment )