VirtualBox

Ticket #3983 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

specifying guest os version can cause problem

Reported by: yaoziyuan Owned by:
Priority: blocker Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

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)".

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

The guest OS setting only sets certain default VM settings. Your suggestion is therefor invalid.

If you have a problem with openSUSE, then please be specific and include more information (VBox.log). Open a new defect only if there's not one already.

I also suggest you don't mark such problems as blockers, because overstating the importance usually has the opposite effect.

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