Ticket #10189 (closed defect: obsolete)
VirtualBoxVM hangs when choosing a CD/DVD device
|Reported by:||Mac Lake||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.8||Keywords:||mounting, hang|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
whenever I try to choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file or the physical drive with Ubuntu Linux or Windows 7 as guest and Mac OS X 10.7 host, both VirtualBoxVM hangs: When the mouse pointer is over the VirualBoxVM, there’s the spinning beach ball (by Mac OS X) which is still moving, but VirtualBoxVM and thus Linux/Windows don’t react any more. I can only kill VirtualBoxVM. The same applies for “Install Guest Additions…”, which also tries to mount the corresponding ISO file.
So I can’t install the guest additions or mount any physical CD/DVD or disk image unless I choose the desired dis image or drive before I boot the VM. Of course this is very inconvenient, because I can’t change the disk without rebooting the guest system.
Guest type is at least Linux and Windows, so I leave “other” checked. Change this if you feel like.