Ticket #18288 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Cannot switch to different real Host Drive in running VM guest

Reported by: Master101 Owned by:
Component: DVD Version: VirtualBox 6.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


Yesterday I updated to latest VirtualBox version 6.0.0 r127566 (Qt5.6.2) on my Windows 10 64-Bit Build 1809 host.

Since then I am experiencing the following behavior on all of my VM guests:

  • Under "Devices -> Optical Drives -> SATA (SATA Port 1)" my "Host Drive 'E:'" is currently selected (visible by the "OK" hook).

(- Optional step, but the result is the same if this step is omitted: Now I select "Remove disk from virtual drive" -> the "OK" hook disappears and the virtual disc is ejected.)

  • Now I select a different "Host Drive" (e.g. 'F:' or 'G:'), but there is no "OK" hook visible next to the selected drive and the new Host Drive is not active in the VM.
  • If I select the original first Host Drive ('E:') the "OK" hook appears again and the drive is active again in the guest VM.
  • It is however possible to switch from a real physical Host Drive to an ISO by selecting "Choose disk image...".

If I wish to switch to a different real physical Host Drive, I need to shut down the VM guest, select the VM within the "Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager", open "Settings" of the VM, switch to the other physical Host Drive within the "Storage" options and then restart the VM guest.

This bug was not present under VirtualBox 5.2.x.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by socratis

It's usually better and faster, if issues get first addressed in the  VirtualBox forums, a lot more eyes there. More than 95% of the issues are resolved over there, which keeps the developers focusing on the bug fixes and enhancements, and there is no need for another ticket to keep track of.

Plus a discussion and analysis on the bug tracker is going to help you, me, and potentially a future drive-by user or two. Not so in the forums, many more tend to benefit...

So, thanks for opening a discussion in the forums. Related discussion in the forums:

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 17 months ago by klaus

Is it working now in 6.0.2?

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 17 months ago by Master101

Replying to klaus:

Is it working now in 6.0.2?

This issue is fixed/resolved with the latest release VirtualBox v6.0.2. The ticket can be closed.

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by aeichner

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