Ticket #12244 (new defect) — at Version 3

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

VirtualBox 4.3 - wrong hardwareuuid

Reported by: www0815 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.3.0
Keywords: UUID, hardwareuuid Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by ramshankar) (diff)

If you run the following command:

VBoxManage --nologo showinfo --machinereadable "YOUR MACHINE NAME" | grep 'hardwareuuid'

You get the following result:
with Version 4.2.18: hardwareuuid="30761f24-1e22-49c8-a4a5-dedc4a7ed74c" (or anything similar)
with Version 4.3: hardwareuuid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"

This is very annoying, because lot's of scripts use the variable hardwareuuid to start or modify a virtual machine. But with such a hardwareuuid all scripts won't work anymore. Please correct this.

By the way: The following command doesn't have any effect in version 4.3:

VBoxManage modifyvm "YOUR MACHINE NAME" --hardwareuuid "30761f24-1e22-49c8-a4a5-dedc4a7ed74c"

The hardware uuid is after this command still full of zeros.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by bluec0re

Possible Workaround:

if the uuid (from the Machine tag in the vbox file) is added to the Hardware tag, the VBoxManage tool works as desired.

e.g. Before

  <Machine uuid="{30761f24-1e22-49c8-a4a5-dedc4a7ed74c}" ...>
    <Hardware version="2">


  <Machine uuid="{30761f24-1e22-49c8-a4a5-dedc4a7ed74c}" ...>
    <Hardware version="2" uuid="{30761f24-1e22-49c8-a4a5-dedc4a7ed74c}">

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by www0815

That is a nice workaround. Thank you very much.

Could maybe anyone make a short comment here, when it is corrected in an upcoming maintenance release?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by ramshankar

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