Unable to Parse directory. file=images:105/Metasploitable.qcow2,size=8G


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Aug 19, 2021

TASK ERROR: unable to parse directory volume name 'mnt/pve/images/105/Metasploitable.qcow2'

The reason I am doing this is for school...my task is not to use Proxmox but I am being stubborn and sticking to it over VMWare.
I cannot get Metasploitable to work following this guide. How-to
Where I differ from that guide is using my 'images' directory instead of 'local'. The reason I am doing this is because 'local' only has 2GB free. It did progress to install using the directory I was given in tutorial but there is not enough space there.
I have tried some variations of the title but I am just getting frustrated please help. :(


Is there a correct way I can write this line??

you might want to check out 'qm importdisk' ;)
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