VirtualBox

Ticket #4384 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Vbox 3.0.0 install interferes with Windows Shares on host PC => fixed in 3.1

Reported by: castalla Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network/hostif
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

I am unable to enclose a log file as this problem occurs when VB 3 is installed (not running).

I have Windows shares on a Vista 32 PC. The share is 'seen' by my internet radio/media player. When VB is installed the share is no longer visible to the other unit. Uninstalling VB restores the share.

This problem arose first with 2.2.2

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

Any chance of a reply about this?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

To be sure: You have mounted a drive from another Windows PC to your Vista PC, correct? And as soon as VirtualBox is installed you cannot access this remote drive anymore, is that correct?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Probably a host interface conflict. Could you try to install 3.0.8 and unselect the host interface checkbox?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

The setup is as follows: a folder on my Vista PC is shared. I can access this folder from my internet radio as a media player. When VB 3 is installed, then the media player can no longer can 'see' the Vista PC - it disappears from the list of shred devices.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

I mean 'shared' !

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

To clarify further: the loss of the Vista PC as a shared device happens as soon as VB is installed - it doesn't have to be running

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

UPDATE!

The problem seems to have been fixed in version 3.0.8 !!! Excellent.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Thanks for the feedback!

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Oh..oh - not so fast! The original problem is fixed BUT a new related one has been introduced!

If I run Vbox then the Vista share disappears along with a NAS share. The only available share is the Vbox guest! If I close VBox then the other two device shares reappear!

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 3.0.0 to VirtualBox 3.0.8

So this time the shares vanish when you start a VBox VM? Or is it sufficient to start the VBox GUI?

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

The shares vanish when I start the VM - Win7. The Win7 VM then appears as a shared PC. Closing the VM returns the original shared devices.

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

Any progress on this?

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Why not try the suggestion in comment 3 and report back?

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

Okay - did that. Original shares remain. But of course then the VM is practically useless as it has no network connectivity.

comment:15 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

So, any more ideas on how to fix this?

comment:16 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Of course it has network connectivity. Select NAT.

comment:17 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Component changed from network to network/hostif

comment:18 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

If I select NAT then I lose the network shares on the host PC in the VM.

It's a sort of Catch-22 ...

comment:19 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Well, it could be that switching your network card into promiscuous mode has this effect. Either your media player doesn't like this or a router in between is acting up.

comment:20 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

Not sure what you mean ... to sum up so far: with network bridge mode the device shares disappear, but the VM appears as a share. With NAT the device shares are listed on media player, but the host shares are lost on the VM. It's a mess - especially as there was no problem with an earlier VBox.

comment:21 follow-up: ↓ 23 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

No comment?

comment:22 Changed 5 years ago by castalla

Nuttin' ????

comment:23 in reply to: ↑ 21 Changed 4 years ago by misha

Replying to castalla: Could you please try the latest VBox 3.1 version to see whether it fixes your issue.

comment:24 Changed 4 years ago by castalla

Thanks - this looks more promising! Tested a couple of times, and all shares appear.

Seems to have been solved! Thanks.

comment:25 Changed 4 years ago by misha

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Vbox 3.0.0 install interferes with Windows Shares on host PC to Vbox 3.0.0 install interferes with Windows Shares on host PC => fixed in 3.1

Great! I'll close this report then. Please reopen if needed. Thanks for the feedback.

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