VirtualBox

Ticket #1785 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

IDE controller error: When trying to access read locked file (error message incorrect)

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Host OS: Windows XP SP2, VBox 1.6.2, Intel Core 2 CPU. Guest OS: openSUSE 11.0

When trying to start a VM with CD ISO inserted, it gave me very strange error about the PIIX3 IDE controller, while the reality, is that I have used PIIX4 controller.

The real reason for this error, is because other program on my Windows host used read file lock on the ISO file.

Every other Windows program, be it Nero, Notepad or MS VirtualPC reported the correct error message - "This file is locked by other Windows process"...

VirtualBox displayed incorrect Error message. "PIIX3 IDE controller error"

As soon as I killed the other process, that locked the file (it was old bittorrent client, that I used to download ISO in first place), Vbox started fine.

Would be nice to fix the error message dialog, even through this situation is rare to happen.

-Technologov, 27.6.2008.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

To simulate file locking, use FileLock (trial free 15-day utility):  http://www.filedudes.com/files/Windows_File_Lock.html

P.S. Hmmm.... With this program I get a correct error message. Strange.

-Technologov, 27.6.2008.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to virtual disk

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Much better error message now with v3.2.6

Failed to open Image "..."

Please closed as FIXED.

-Technologov

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by aeichner

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

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