Ticket #10393 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

REGRESSION: can't install windows 7 on a VM from host CD/DVD drive: misses driver

Reported by: matteosistisette Owned by:
Priority: major Component: DVD
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


I have created a VM on a Linux host in VB 4.1.10 and selected Windows 7 64bit as the machine type. I have created a vdi for the hard disk and attached the host's CD/DVD driver as the CD/DVD driver for the VM.

I have a Windows 7 64bit genuine installation DVD. I start the VM and try to install windows from this DVD, but within the first steps of the installation process it says that it is missing a driver for the CD/DVD unit, and asks me to browse for a driver that of course I don't have and that it cannot find in the installation DVD itself.

Note that I had previously installed the very same OS from this very same installation DVD on a VM on the very same host, with a previous version of VB.

So there is some regression that is preventing the guest Windows system to recognize the DVD drive.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Hachiman

Could you please attach log file?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Which version of VirtualBox did you use before when this installation worked well? I never saw such a report about a missing driver somewhere else, sorry for asking, but are you sure that you are using an original Microsoft installation DVD?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from blocker to major

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing. Feel free to reopen if you can provide more information.

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