VirtualBox

Ticket #1617 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

VBox should unmount Guest additions iso-file after install

Reported by: ugemkow Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

We are using Linux host and Windows XP guest. When installing the guest additions and not explicitely unmounting them after the install, the iso-file remains registered and mounted.

When making later an update of vbox in a different installation dir, the old iso-file is missing and vbox refuses to start.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

That's a strange request. How should we know when the right time is to unmount it? Instead VBox shouldn't refuse to start if the ISO can't be mounted.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 6 years ago by ugemkow

Replying to sandervl73:

That's a strange request. How should we know when the right time is to unmount it?

Without understanding enough of your callback mechanisms from guest to host I cannot answer this question.

Instead VBox shouldn't refuse to start if the ISO can't be mounted.

That would be even better because the problem not only happens with the additions-iso but also with other mounted volumes. In "real" windows it is always possible to remove a CD from the drive (with or without reboot) and windows continues to work.

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Description modified (diff)
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