Ticket #267 (closed defect: invalid)
host's physical cd-rom not available after Debian 4 VM install
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I'm running the Dapper version of VirtualBox 1.3.8 in SimplyMEPIS 6.5.0. My system has an AMD 64 cpu, but I am running the 32 bit version of Mepis. I installed Windows 2000 and Windows XP as guests, both from their respective installation cd's. Both had full access to the host's real physical cd-rom during and after installation. I then installed a Debian 4.0 as a third virtual machine, but I used the downloaded iso image to do the installation from, rather than burning a physical cd. I now cannot access the host's real cd-rom from any virtual machine. The setting page for 2k and XP both show "*/dev/cdrom" available, but there is no cd-rom available once the system is booted. A right-click on the cd icon in the bottom frame of the VBox window allows only unmounting, or mounting a cd image, no reference to the real cd-rom. The settings page for Debian 4 shows no real cd-rom available, only the install image. After the Debian 4 install, I removed the CDROM as a booting choice, as Debian would want to boot from the iso image, and go into the installation dialog. Was this a mistake? The cd-rom appears to be universally unavailable to VBox, as any attempt to install any further guest machines from cd-rom is not possible, VBox does not recognize the physical cd-rom at all.