Ticket #2042 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Add VDI immutable setting to the GUI
|Reported by:||spect||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.6||Keywords:||shared virtual disk|
Let's say I've got 512 MB ram and want to try 3 different linux livecds. To be able to work with them, I need to add a virtual disk and create a swap partition on it. I create such a disk and add it to one of the 3 virtual machines (each for different mounted iso).
Currently it's impossible to add the same disk to another machine without releasing it first (correct me if I'm wrong).
I've got 3 options:
a) create 3 disks, - waste of disk space
b) have 1 machine and change the iso to mount every time i want another distro, - pain in the ass
c) release and reattach the disk every time i want another distro. - pain in the ass
What I'd like to see in VirtualBox:
Instead of not allowing to attach an already attached disk, give a warning that you shouldn't do that. When running a machine with such shared disk give an error (when the disk is used by another one) or a warning (if it isn't).
- Component changed from virtual disk to GUI
- Summary changed from Virtual disks shareable between many virtual machines to Add VDI immutable setting to the GUI