VirtualBox

Ticket #3829 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Feature Request: Handling of virtual CD/DVD media

Reported by: scoopex Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.0 Keywords: cdrom, dvd, media manager
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Many users just need the virtual CD/DVD media only one time (i.e. for installing the guest) - therefore adding/removing cd-media to the virtual media manager/ the guest instance creates some overhead work for the user. Just add a new option to the cdrom management property named "Ask if hard-disks are empty" (This option should be the dfault). The behavior of this function can be like that: If the vbox guest does not find a bootable media a popup window is opened which asks which media should be booted. In this popup you can select one of the cd/dvd media of the hostsystem to boot or open a file selector to select a iso-image. Iso images selected in this dialogue are not added to the virtual media manager.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by scoopex

sorry about, the crippled text - the mail application of my nokia e71 seems to be a little bit broken :-)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

Fixed. Did you see the Preview button? ;-)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Technologov

I think this user really requests "quick insert" mode for ISOs, i.e. bypassing "Virtual Media Manager", and it's registering and unregistering of ISOs.

Am I correct, "scoopex" ?

And I really agree with this stance.

Add something like "Devices->Quick Mount CD ISO".

-or-

"Devices->Mount CD DVD ROM->From ISO". This should open "File Open" dialog with *.ISO filter selected.

-Technologov, 26.4.2009.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by scoopex

You are right, it would be nice to inegrate this in the guest menubar.

"quick insert" sounds good ;-)

My implementation suggestion:

  • implement a menu named "quick insert" in the guest window menu (Devices => Quick Mount CDROM/DVD-ROM => ...)
  • add the same two submenu entries like in "Mount CDROM/DVD" (Host Drive.../, CD/DVD-Image)
  • On selecting "CD/DVD-Image" just open a "File Open" Dialog and mount the image bypassing the virtual media manager.

For usability reasons, it would be nice to get a popup window with the same options which asks for media integration no bootable media was found while booting the virtual system.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

It looks similar to my bug #5458

Let's leave the bug, that is more understandable.

-Technologov

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

Basically VirtualBox v4.0 provides this feature.

-Technologov

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