Ticket #2490 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

CD/DVD Rom not found in GUI

Reported by: tenspd137 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords: GUI DVD CD Rom
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


Hi all. Recently I installed virtual box 2.0.2 on my Gentoo Linux (2.6.26) and noticed that the UI does not list my DVD/CDROM drives. Mine are listed as /dev/sr0 and /dev/sr1 with /dev/cdrom and /dev/dvd links as appropriate. When I go to the device menu and try to set it up to use either of these drives, the dropdown box does not list them. The workaround I use is to go into the Machines/<Machine>/<Machine>.xml file and change it so the DVDDrive lines are as follows:

<DVDDrive passthrough="true">

<HostDrive src="/dev/sr0"/>


and for good measure, I change /dev/sr0 permisions to rwx for all.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Do you have the hal daemon running?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by tenspd137

Yes - the hald servic is running.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by tenspd137

When I turn off hald, it works as expected - it finds the cdrom. Is this a bug? Is there a workaround, because I am pretty sure hald needs to be on for a lot of other things that I have.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Perhaps you could try the command

$ hal-find-by-capability --capability storage.cdrom

with hald running, and for each of the entries produced by that command, run

$ lshal -u <entry>

That would be very helpful!

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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