[vbox-dev] [PATCH] Fix for Guest "OS type" future-compatibility

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Fri Jun 26 13:17:02 GMT 2015


On 26.06.2015 14:59, François Revol wrote:
> On 26/06/2015 14:51, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> so...
>> I would like to have this patch evaluated, and possibly included into v5.0.
>> Why ? Because this is a pre-requirement for unattended installs.
>> And it will allow unattended VM to be run, if users later downgrade
>> from VirtualBox 6.0 to 5.0.
> Btw, we still need to use a non-default NIC on BeOS and Haiku, so this
> would be helpful as well for us...

What you need is a new guest OS type or two (plus a change to 4.3 so 
that it can keep such information), not a hack which silently causes a mess.

That's why I keep saying this area is in need of a redesign, but as 
we're now past RC2 this isn't the right time for digging up the road.


> François.

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