Customization of a Virtual Machine on a Linux Guest Might Fail (2301)
The mechanism used by customization to write to the Linux file system does not automatically increase the size of the /etc directory stream when adding new files to the directory. As a result, if the /etc stream is very close to the currently allocated size, customization might cause it to overflow and fail as a result.
Boot the guest operating system, and then force an increase in the directory stream size by creating a file with a very long name in the/etc directory.
In the following example, the current /etc stream size is 4096 MB.
$ touch xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If the stream is nearly full, Linux forces an increase in the stream size from 4096 MB to 8192 MB to hold the new filename. You can delete the file afterward.
Attempts to customize a clone of this Linux machine will now succeed.