VirtualBox

Ticket #3010 (new enhancement)

Opened 5 years ago

VM control on powerdown/reboot

Reported by: andrew.sharpe.7.9 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VM control
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

It would be nice to control what the VM does when it tries to powerdown/reboot, similar to the control you get when using qemu.

Currently, if a VM is started from a script it must be polled to check if the VM has shutdown.

Image trying to create an unattended windows install via a script - the VM reboots during the install (which is a time you can make modifications to the VM filesystem if you want) but you can't tell when that happens.

The same goes for completing the install - there's no way to detect that installation has completed (windows just reboots the machine again).

A separate problem is that linux guests cannot poweroff the machine after they finish install in an OSX host (ie, debian lenny).

BTW, major is is a bit misleading as a default/medium priority (I know it's the default that comes with trac). Wouldn't priorities of (very low, low, normal, high, very high) be a little bit more natural/meaningful?

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