Ticket #3983 (closed defect: invalid)
specifying guest os version can cause problem
|Reported by:||yaoziyuan||Owned by:|
VBox allows a user to specify a guest os' version, e.g. for Linux, he can specify Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, etc. this has advantages but can also cause problems that leave the user clueless.
for example, running an openSUSE 11.1 + KDE4 live cd image in vbox and specifying the os version as "openSUSE" will cause the live os to stop responding at booting phrase.
fedora 9, 10, 11 live os images also have such problems.
so i suggest that vbox clearly specify supported versions, e.g. "openSUSE 1.0 - 11.0" instead of "openSUSE", so that if i'm running openSUSE 11.1 in vbox and encounter a problem i would suspect i'm using an unsupported guest os version number.
i also suggest that vbox rename "Linux 2.6" to "Linux 2.6 (Use this if you have problems)".