Ticket #213 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Windows install rejected from virtual and SUBSTed drives

Reported by: gotfryd Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8
Keywords: windows installer Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

WindowsXP host, the VirtualBox_1.3.8_Win_x86.msi file as install. When the install file is located on virtual drive, created with the filedisk driver: OR is located on "drive letter" created with the SUBST command, then after getting all installation info, when the install process themself starts (a message "Installing InnoTek VirtualBox" is displayed), a exception window with title "InnoTek VirtualBox" and message:

"Error reading from file: [here the real path and name] Verify that the file exists and that you can access it"

opens and the installation must be aborted by "Cancel" ("Retry" does nothing). Installation from both CD-ROM and (via USB accessed) flash card works.

IMVHO may be acceptable, temporary inserting a warning about restriction of the installation source location in docs, as it is not critical, but may be surprizing.

Excuse my bad English!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Windows

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to installer

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Oungawak

I get this bug when installing VirtualBox 2.0.4 on Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Very frustrating. The fact it don't happen with a CD-ROM is probably because Windows make a copy of the MSI archive in the temporary folder.

You should give a much higher priority to this ticket. It's a big problem which is not very easy to workaround, and many people may even become bothered by this and reject VirtualBox before installing it...

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Oungawak

PS: I have also the UAC enabled.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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