VirtualBox

Ticket #3201 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Guest additions .inf files need [ClassInstall32] section => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: brian Owned by:
Priority: blocker Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Per ticket #1923 the .inf files that the Guest Additions installs need to have a "[ClassPath32]" section in them or the installer will fail to install them, complaining of a missing section in the .INF file.

I added this section, empty to the .inf files in c:\program files\sun\xvm bla bla\*.inf and then searched for new hardware and pointed the hardware wizard at the above dir and they finally, after many months of banging my head against the wall, installed.

Can you please ensure future Guest Additions have this change?

Thanx, b.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by pentagonik

Hi Brian,

thanks for the fix! We will integrate it in the next upcoming version.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by pentagonik

  • Summary changed from Guest additions .inf files need ClassPath32 section to Guest additions .inf files need [ClassInstall32] section

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by brian

Just out of curiosity, any idea why this is needed in my installation only? It would seem that nobody else has had this need so far.

If you are interested in rolling up a new windows guest additions .iso for me to test, just to be sure the fix is sufficient prior to the next release, I'd be happy to test it for you.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by pentagonik

It could be some internal behavior of Windows which needs the [ClassInstall32] (not [ClassPath32]!) section. Normally this section only is needed when an unknown device-class driver is installed (otherwise, a standard class installer gets called).

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Guest additions .inf files need [ClassInstall32] section to Guest additions .inf files need [ClassInstall32] section => Fixed in SVN

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.

www.oracle.com
ContactPrivacy policyTerms of Use