Ticket #10189 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

VirtualBoxVM hangs when choosing a CD/DVD device

Reported by: Mac Lake Owned by:
Component: DVD Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8
Keywords: mounting, hang Cc:
Guest type: other 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.


VBox.log Download (53.1 KB) - added by Mac Lake 8 years ago.
log file
VBoxSVC.log Download (1.5 KB) - added by giovannic 6 years ago.
log of hanging instance of virtualbox 4.3.0

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by Mac Lake

log file

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by frank

Seems that there is some bug when the VM should continue to run after the medium was changed (RESUMING => RUNNING state transition). Are you still able to reproduce this problem with VBox 4.1.14?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by clifford

Hi guys. Anyone else still experiencing this problem? I have the same problem on OS-X 11.4 (Lion), VirtualBox 4.1.18 and a Windows 7 VM. Last message in log is "Changing the VM state from 'SUSPENDED' to 'RESUMING'".

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by giovannic

I am experiencing the same problem on OSX 10.8.5 running VirtualBox 4.3.0 producing the attached log.

Changed 6 years ago by giovannic

log of hanging instance of virtualbox 4.3.0

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by ZaqHydN

I am also encountering this problem. When I attempt to [Choose a Virtual Disk image iso] the VM lands in a perpetual waiting state. I have to terminate the session by closing the window. I should also note that when viewing the VM settings (while frozen), the settings menu freezes.

Version 0, edited 5 years ago by ZaqHydN (next)

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Petr Vones

The same issue in 4.3.20. Nothing useful in log, it is just empty after the virtual machine window is closed. Windows 7 x64 host, Windows 7 x86 guest. It seems as there is connection to 32 bit guests. Does not happen with x64 guests.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by alane316

Was a resolution ever found for this?

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by frank

alane316, maybe this was already fixed. So you have the same problem? Which VBox version? Could you attach a VBox.log file of such a VM session when this happens?

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
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