VirtualBox

Ticket #1806 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Unmounting not possible from 'CD/DVD Images' dialog box

Reported by: tomers Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

When adding a CD/DVD image and mounting it to the machine, then opening the 'CD/DVD Images' dialog through 'Devices' -> 'Mount CD/DVD-ROM' -> 'CD/DVD-ROM Image...', then it is not possible to unmount (eject?) the device. The image's context menu have two disables (grayed-out) items: ' Remove' and 'Release'. I guess 'Release' was intended to do the work. If so, I'm not sure that 'Release' is the proper term.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by tomers

Just to make it clearer: I know that un-mounting is possible from 'Devices' -> 'Unmount CD/DVD-ROM', but I think it should also be available from the dialog I mention in the previous comment.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

I cannot follow you again, sorry. Of course the guest has to unmount the CDROM itself at first. If the CDROM is locked, VirtualBox cannot do much (removing the CDROM anyway could make the guest crash). If the CDROM is not locked by the guest the medium can simply be disconnected using the Devices... menus.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by tomers

If the CDROM is not locked by the guest the medium can simply be disconnected using the Devices... menus.

I'm talking about having this capability to disconnect the medium not just from the Devices... menus, but also from the 'CD/DVD Images' dialog, using a context-menu on the appropriate list entry.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by frank

I don't think this makes sense. There can only be one image be connected to the VM at any time so why to add a context menu to every image? Disconnect image from the Devices menu disconnects the currently mounted image.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by tomers

Let's consider the following scenario: I have 10 images listed in that dialog. Image #5 is mounted. I want to mount image #6, so I open this dialog, but oops - there's already a mounted image. I have to close this dialog, unmount image #5, open that dialog again, and mount image #6.

The enhancement I'm suggesting is a usability enhancement, to make using this software quicker and more intuitive.

In any case, what is the 'Release' context menu item for? What's the difference between release and unmount? I find this confusing.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by frank

As I just wrote in another defect, just mount the new image, the old image is unmounted automatically (as one would expect).

The 'release' context item is to permanently release the CDROM from that VM (even from other not running VMs).

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

VBox 3.1.0 allows for "force unmount". Probably fixed.

-Technologov

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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