Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#18245 new enhancement

Prevent boot if Shared folder is not available or Require Shared folder in order to boot

Reported by: jim.rather Owned by:
Component: shared folders Version: VirtualBox 6.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


I searched but could not find an answer for this. Is there a way to prevent a guest system from booting if the attached Shared Folder is unavailable? I realize you get a prompt disclosing this fact, but I would like to prevent the VM from booting.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Socratis, 6 years ago

Do you mean like the "Do not show this message again"? Which if checked will start the VM, no matter if the Shared Folder is there or not, i.e. exactly what you're asking for?????

I'm not sure I understand what you're referring to...

comment:2 by jim.rather, 6 years ago

If the Shared Folder currently doesn't exist, keep the guest from booting or provide the option to prevent it from booting.

For example it isn't mounted or available on the host system, the dialog box that currently displays, "The virtual machine execution may run into an error condition as described below.... The shared folder 'Vbox' could not be set up..." but that really doesn't help a whole lot in that I then have to wait for the VM to finish booting, then properly shut it down, then figure out why the Shared Folder isn't available before I can use that VM. Would be nice to just stop the boot in the first place.

comment:3 by Socratis, 6 years ago

Oh, I see, something similar to if the network configuration isn't properly setup...

Yes, that is most certainly a valid enhancement! +1

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