Ticket #25 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Unable to create a VM with a dot "." in VM name

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


If you try to create a VM with a dot "." in the VM name, VirtualBox will fail.

Software: Windows XP Pro SP2 Eng, no extra patches, VirtualBox 1.3.2 Full.

Try to create a VM named "Linux Test v1.0" using standard parameters and clicking next, you will get this error: =====================================================

Could not create the settings file 'H:\IVMs\Linux Test v1.0\Linux Test v1.0.xml' (VERR_PATH_NOT_FOUND).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine {fd443ec1-0009-4f5b-9282-d72760a66916} Callee: IVirtualBox {e1d95593-f579-4f47-b489-0b67181014e1}

===================================================== When using "Linux Test v1" instead of "Linux Test v1.0" all works fine.

Because this bug affects a LOT of users, I assign this high priority. I believe it's not hard-to-fix.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

this bug is related to a smaller bug #24.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

recommendation: test with really long VM names, with strange/illegal symbols. (and give proper error messages when user tries to make something like this)

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

fixed in VirtualBox 1.3.4.

-Alexey Eremenko

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by umoeller

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