Ticket #1643 (closed defect: fixed)
Open Excel Sheet Windows Guest - Shows as HTML doc with error
|Reported by:||cmirandarj||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.2||Keywords:||Excel, Windows XP guest|
I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 in my notebook (not by upgrade, but from installing it from th LiveCD) and installed VirtualBox 1.6.0. I alread have a Windows XP virtual machine (VirtualBox 1.5.6, Ubuntu 7.10) and just created a new uuid for it and it opened fine in this new environment. But something that did not ocurred before is taking place now.
I have 2 shared folder in this virtual machine: one is a linux folder in Ubuntu /home/public folder, the other is my TrueCrypt file located in my pendrive. This was my configuration in Ubuntu 7.10 with VirtualBox 1.5.6 and Windows XP guest, and it worked fine.
But, in the new environment, if a choose to open any .xls file that is located in one of those VirtualBox shared folders, from Excel in Windows virtual machine, I got not the workbook, but a message within an Excel sheet, like this:
cell A2: Proxy Encountered Error cell A3: Host Address Not Found: The proxy could not find an IP address for the host in your request. Possible causes include mistyped URL, misconfigured DNS and transient network problems.
This behavior occurs either if I select PCnet-PCI II (Am 79C970A) or PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973), in network adapter connection (using NAT). But if I select Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) the sheet opens normally from these shared folders.
But, in the first two configurations (PCnet) I can access and open normally any Excel sheet that's saved in a network drive of my client's LAN. And using the third choice (Intel PRO) I can't access my client's network anymore, but those sheets in VB Shared folders opens well now with Excel in the virtual machine.
I have to zip the Excel file, copy this zipped file to my C: in the WinXP machine, or to one client's network drive, to work on it. And then move it back to my VirtualBox shared folder, again zipped, to have it back in Ubuntu or my pendrive.
I tested with another kind of documents, like Word .doc, plain text files, PDF files, Zip files, and everything is ok whith these.
Anyone has a clue?
- Version changed from VirtualBox 1.6.0 to VirtualBox 1.6.2
- Component changed from other to shared folders
- Guest type changed from other to Windows